A 31-year-old male asked:
What is good/helpful to discuss with new psychiatrist if you feel you need medicine for possibly add/adhd and/or depression but you're a recovering addict of stimulants and don't want any prescribed?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Diagnosis & counsel.: First, ask about neuropsychological testing to establish a firm diagnosis or diagnoses. Second, see if through counseling these conditions can be treated without medications.
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Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Have open discussion: Have an open discussion with the psychiatrist about your past experience with stimulants. Fortunately there are medications available to treat symptoms of ADHD that are not stimulants.
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Last updated Mar 30, 2015
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