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Add Treatment For Adults
What are effective alternatives to methylphenidate for the treatment of add in adults? The current shortage is causing me a lot of $ problems. Help
Adult ADD: The first thing to do is get an actual diagnosis. This requires an evaluation involving an exam, lab testing to rule out other causes of your symptoms and perhaps some questionnaires. You may be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis and treatment or for treatment. Your primary doctor may feel comfortable enough treating you, there are many options. So start there. ...Read more
Quite a few: There is not enough space to answer here, so I am referring you to a comprehensive, but not overly technical website that covers this. Please go to: www.Webmd.Com/.../adult-adhd-getting-right-treatment-you adult adhd can affect every part of your life. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options. Find out which ones might work best for you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Proper eval a must: Such things as inadequate restorative sleep, poor diet, other medical conditions and anxiety all present problems of focus, a proper evaluation is needed.Some of the meds used are controlled (restricted drugs) for which your doc must show just reason for use or risk loss of license. Some docs are less concerned with testing and will just give you something and hope it helps....poor care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anywhere else because the doctors said there's no treatment for adult add/adhd. Now im stuck what should I do?
I have long-term, treatment-resistant depression, and adult add. My add meds always stop working. Any new add meds i could ask about?
Many options: Not long ago, one medication for ad/hd (stimulants) was used. Today, multiple completely different medicines (with unique mechanisms of action). Behavioral therapies and use of assistive technologies on the web and in smatphones can also make a big difference. Some evidence shows neuro-training and biofeedback approaches to be promising. Talk with your primary doc about an ad/hd specialist. ...Read more
Psychiatrist: If you suspect that your fiance has attention deficit disorder (add) and he/she is currently not getting treatment, it would be useful to get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to determine if the symptoms are due to add and to evaluate whether there are other issues to address. The most effective treatment for add is medication, while some types of therapies can assist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADD: We would be happy to try and answer your concern. Please give voice to that concern. ...Read more
Im doing a comparison of treatment plans for mental health adults. I needed some to look at. Do u know where i can go and look at treatment plans ?
Very vague: Treatment plans are individualized for the particular problems being addressed, and the person who has them. They are developed between the psychiatrist and/or therapist and the patient. There are generalized manuals about developing treatment plans, and many clinics list types of therapies offered. Any sensible "comparison" of treatment plans would have to be done on a case-by-case basis. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the tye, severity and symptoms of the scoliosis. Usually scoliosis progresses while a teenager and stops as an adult, so it needs no treatment. If the scoliosis starts as an adult or becomes painful as an adult, treatment will be based on the magnitude of the curve and the amount of pain you are having. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Replace fluid: If there are ongoing losses, it's important to stop those (such as taking a medication to stop diarrhea or stop vomiting). It is important to replace both fluid (water) and electrolytes (like salt and potassium). If you can take fluid orally, that's best, but sometimes you need IV fluids. ...Read more
Surgery: As you may know there is no medical treatment. Endoscopic endopyelotomy is the least invasive and requires several weeks of stenting( a tube left in the ureter to drain urine from kidney to bladder) until healing. Another option is laparoscopic or robotic repair but this can only be done by a urologist with extensive experience in this. Open surgery is, of course, the time tested treatment. ...Read more