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A 27-year-old female asked:

What meds would be good to take for adhd/add, anxiety & bipolar/depression, i am going to my dr and i want to run a few options by him?

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Dr. Jose Rodriguez
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As few as possible : So add, bipolar and anxiety are diseases that travel together. Unfortunately, some add meds can make you anxious and a bit manic. Some anxiety medications can make you have difficulty focusing. However wellbutrin (bupropion) has been used for add and depression and it may help you to ask your pcp about it.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
In clinical experience, Wellbutrin has very little value in treating ADHD. It has no effect on executive function. It may help ADHD patients by treating unrecognized comorbid depression or anxiety.
Sep 24, 2012
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
I believe in a hierarchy in treatment. Bipolar is the most severe and should be addressed first prior to adding meds for anxiety and ADD. Often the later symptoms resolve with treatment of the bipolar. Don't forget psychotherapy techniques to manage anxiety and ADD.
Dec 22, 2014
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Many options: The goal is to treat all these conditions to get the pateint better overall. That's a juggling act! but it must be done to help the patient. This is quite complex and treatment is usually left to someone with experience dealing with multiple comorbidities. Don't lose hope, this is rather common.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Hodgepodge!: Mental, behavioral health conditions tend to co-exist, but sometimes it is just one primary diagnostic that is responsibler for all the symptoms.Rather that thinking medication first let your doctor conduct a thorough history and exam, and based on his findings and expericience recommend a treatment plan.Behavioral intervention, exercise, diet, sleep and of course medications could help.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Someone with these comorbid problems should already have undergone a thorough history, examination and evaluation. If not, they're seeing the wrong doctor.
Sep 24, 2012

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