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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?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
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.
Dr. William Singer
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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