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what is the recommended treatment for adhd in someone who is bipolar and suffers from anxiety/panic disorders? are amphetamines worth trying?

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Dr. Toner Overley
73 years experience Psychiatry
YES: Amphetamines could trigger a Manic episode. You would need to be on a satisfactory mood stabilizer. I usually try to find someone who is in frequent contact with the patient and can help monitor for onset of an episode. Amphetamines often have a paradoxical calming effect on ADHD patients and the anxiety may be reduced. Close contact with the prescriber is essential.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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