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A 39-year-old member asked:

how do doctors treat people with adhd?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Often with meds: Medications such as stimulants and antidepressants are often used for adhd. Behavioral / skills learning can be used. Less commonly it is treated with acupuncture.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Depends on cause: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a child, have not had a brain injury or infection, you do not have ADHD. Start with your doctor to determine if you have a disorder mimicing ADHD, like hyperthyroidism, anxiety disorder or depression. You can seek an evaluation with a neurologist or psychiatrist.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

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Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Yes: Behavior modification, learning to focus on one thing at a time, hypnotherapy, which helps with focused attention, and restructuring behavior patterns. In hypnotherapy, one becomes aware of the observing ego, which may help monitor and alter behavior patterns.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can ADHD make you want to kill yourself if you're too crazy/psycho with no medicine?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hmm: It sounds as if there may be more going on then adhd. Please obtain psychiatric care promptly if you have thoughts of killing yourself
A 43-year-old member asked:

What tips can you give me to conquer my adhd?

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Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Stimulants, feedback: Different therapies are helpful, but only while on stimulant meds. Biofeedback works but must be kept up as a maintenance, that gets costly. Stimulants are some of the safest, most effective medications in the field of medicine.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between ADHD and add? Which is more serious?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hyperactivity: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can present with or without hyperactivity. Add does not present with hyperactivity. One is not necessarily more serious than the other.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What happens if a normal person takes ADHD (or add) pills?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stimulants: Stimulants could cause jitters, insomnia, sweating, nausea, decreased appetite etc.

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