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Add Symptoms In Teenagers
Focus: You need to do regular exercises, sleep on regular times, do some meditation, relax, do some yoga and read books which will calm you down, decrease restless and improve your focus. If this does not work then see your primary physician to see if you need any further intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi - desperately looking for respected doctors that accept insurance in dc area to provide integrative care (testing, nutrition) for add symptoms. Thx?
Call State Med Socie: I personally am not aware of any specific md that meets that criteria, but you can get guidance from the local chapter of the medical society (state and local). They can direct you to a list of names or refer you to another resource. Good luck. ...Read more
15 yr old with add symptoms- what options as meds like that for child scares me. Homeopathic drops/meds online (safe retailers) an option?
Stomulants: If ex correct stimulants most effective--safely if supervised by experienced pro. ...Read more
What are some medications to help treat my own ADD symptoms without needing a prescription? I drink coffee but it only helps a small amount.
Not effective: if you truly have ADD, then you need professional follow up and prescription medications, good luck ...Read more
Are you saying: That you have poorer concentration because of your anxiety disorder? Treat the anxiety disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read more
No: Antidepressants like Prozac (fluoxetine) have not been shown to worsen adhd symptoms. However, if you are on medication for adhd, perhaps it is lowering the effectiveness of that medication. On the other hand, if you are still anxious, the anxiety can make it hard for you to concentrate, leading to adhd-like symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can OCD cause ADD symptoms? I have trouble concentrating in school even when OCD thoughts are gone. I can focus on things that interest me though.
Not cause,associated: It's not that OCD causes ADD symptoms, but more of an association between the two. I see that you are on two antidepressants as well as stimulant treatment for ADD. Keep up your appointments with your prescribing physician to evaluate your response to medications and potentially offer other useful cognitive behavior therapies. ...Read more
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