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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What is the consensus between combining benzodiazepines with Dexedrine or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in resistant bipolar patients with comorbid anxiety and ADHD?

What is the consensus between combining benzodiazepines with Dexedrine or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in resistant bipolar patients with comorbid anxiety and ADHD?

Tough question: There is no consensus that I am aware of on this issue. Patients are individuals and each case should be taken on a case by case basis. Issues to consider include prior responses to medication, substance use issues, family history, current sxs, past sxs, suicidal behavior, past psychiatric hospitalizations, etc, etc.... ...Read more

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Vyvanse and wellbutrin (bupropion) for add and depression, is that okay?

Vyvanse and wellbutrin (bupropion) for add and depression, is that okay?

Yes: Those two meds can be used together to treat those disorders. Unfortunately they will not overlap and provide benefit for both disorders. There is always the potential for some type of drug interaction or to just not feel well with both meds on board so it is importannt to have close follow up with the prescribing provider ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 150mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression with 25mg zoloft for anxiety and 10mg Adderall for ADD?

Quite a Mix: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a good medication for depression AND ADD, but 10mg of Adderall and 25 mgs of Sertraline are starters and probably not helping with much but keeping you awake. See a Psychiatric specialist if you are not, and be alert to needed dosage increases. Both Depression and Anxiety can cause attention problems, but respond to SSRI's alone. ...Read more

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Do strattera (atomoxetine) help with anxiety and depression ??

Do strattera (atomoxetine) help with anxiety and depression ??

No since: it has never been found to be effective nor indicated for bona fide depression or anxiety. It was originally developed as an antidepressant but instead was found to have a a somewhat better effect on increasing focus with most common side effects related to mechanism of action of increasing norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels eg palpitations, hot flashes, headaches. ...Read more

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What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin ?

What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin ?

Side effects : It's not uncommon for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to disrupt sleep. Periactin is a sedating antihistamine. Melatonin mimics natural melatonin. The optimal regimen calls for finding the right dose of stimulant with minimal side effects. Less adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might be optimal for the child, potentially another stimulant altogether! To answer your question, I would pick melatonin, since it's natural. They both work well. ...Read more

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Can Ritalin (methylphenidate) help with depression?

Can Ritalin (methylphenidate) help with depression?

Some related sxs: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is not considered a significant mood enhancer. However, it is used in depressed patients when issues of concentration/attention are an issue and when neuro-vegetative sxs are pronounced like excessive sleep, tiredness and fatigue. Myth that Ritalin (methylphenidate) only worked w/ ADHD is not true. Can help people with any of the sxs described here. All the best on your quest for answers & health! ...Read more

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Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?

Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?

Many Meds possible: It is fairly common to find duo diagnosis such as anxiety with ADHD, and each diagnosis needs to be addressed. Trazadone plus Ritalin is a very reasonable combiination, especially if falling asleep at night is a problem. If not effective, there are other combinations that might be helpful. ...Read more

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Can strattera (atomoxetine) be used for anxiety and ocd?

Can strattera (atomoxetine) be used for anxiety and ocd?

I haven't seen it: Used this way before. It is indicated for add/adhd. However, who knows? Maybe this is a new brilliant off -label use. ...Read more

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Psych and i fig. Out add meds.What's better for motivational deficiency assoc. With my add?Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or rit? Ad. Helps a lot with motivation, will rit?

Psych and i fig. Out add meds.What's better for motivational deficiency assoc. With my add?Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or rit? Ad. Helps a lot with motivation, will rit?

Depends.: Stimulants like adderall, ritalin, (methylphenidate) concerta, among a few, are used to treat the symptoms of add/adhd in which a lack of motivation maybe one of the symptoms. They are all equally good, depending on the individual response to the medications. ...Read more

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27y/o f narcolepsy/sle/anxiety/add benzodiazepines paradoxically increase anxiety any suggestions for nonbenzo anxiolytic? Pt takes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and apri.

27y/o f narcolepsy/sle/anxiety/add benzodiazepines paradoxically increase anxiety any suggestions for nonbenzo anxiolytic? Pt takes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and apri.

Tough question: Switch to another psychostimulant or reduce the dose to start. Sometimes selective beta blockers can be added (naldolol, metoprolol). Low dose trazadone can be added (low antichiolinergic profile) it has some anxiolyt. I suggest making only one change at a time if possible. Buspar (buspirone) can be tried but BP has to be watched. I'm assuming the diagnosis of narcolepsy and add have been carefully worked up. ...Read more

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Can a family practice doctor prescribe me meds for adhd? Strattera (atomoxetine)? Does strattera (atomoxetine) work for adhd? Is there a lot of side effects?

Can a family practice doctor prescribe me meds for adhd?  Strattera (atomoxetine)? Does strattera (atomoxetine) work for adhd? Is there a lot of side effects?

Yes, ok, yes, no: A family dr can (if he considers it appropriate for you) write strattera (atomoxetine) (a good med for adhd, with few and not common side effects) or refer you to a psychiatrist if he feels like it. Get treatment if you have adhd. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) used for anxiety add or can make anxiety worse?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) used for anxiety add or can make anxiety worse?

Yes.: It can alleviate anxiety however one of the side-effects , parkinsonian syndrome causes tremors that can mistake for anxiety. It is often used to augment antidepressants to boost their benefits especially when there are psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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What medications should I take for ADHD inattentive, ptsd, depression and anxiety?

Medications: You need to work with your physician to determine the best combination for you. ...Read more

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I take Vyvanse to treat narcolepsy and Zoloft for depression/anxiety. My md has suggested adding wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxietyas well. Is this a safe combo?

I take Vyvanse to treat narcolepsy and Zoloft for depression/anxiety. My md has suggested adding wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxietyas well. Is this a safe combo?

Re-evaluate Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): I'm wondering if the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) itself is causing you some anxiety. Perhaps adjusting its dose or trying another psychostimulant will help with the anxiety. I would also like to encourage you to consider supplementing with inositol, gaba, holy basil, or magnesium (peter gillham's natural vitality calm -- a "bioavailable" form of magnesium). Also aerobic exercise to energize and ease the anxiety. ...Read more

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Can stimulant drugs such as ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall help depression and anxiety?

Can stimulant drugs such as ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall help depression and anxiety?

No: No, I would not rely on stimulant medications for attention problems to treat depression and these meds can potentially make depression and anxiety worse. ...Read more

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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

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Adderall (Definition)

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