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Adderall & OCD: I haven't seen adderall used for OCD. Adderall is for attention deficit disorders. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. I have seen cases of obsessive and compulsive behaviors developing while a patient was on a stimulant. Adderall might worsen already existing OCD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
Not for OCD: Someone can have both ocd and adhd -- and in such a case, he might be prescribed adderall. But this would not be the sole treatment, since Adderall does not treat ocd. An experienced psychiatrist would need to evaluate this person and develop a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adderall(specifically dopamine) makes my ocd worse, but also makes me happy and takes away my social anxiety.Why does it help and hurt me at same time?
Adderall ,OCD: I understand your concern. Adderall can cause both euphoria and depression. It can also cause Emotional lability-anxiety and agitation to feeling happy. In OCD you like control which is taken away by emotional lability. Medications for OCD with Adderall can add side effects., thereby affecting the mood See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose , and Therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychostimulants: Adderall all can be used in combination with antidepressants to improve symptoms of depression including fatigue and inattention in ocd Adderall could worsen an already co existing tic disorder. Adderall can be associated with unintended including substance abuse, insomnia, anxiety, and reduced appetite. ...Read more
Why does my 12yro stepson crack his knuckles 24/7? Been a habit for 2 yrs. He's ADHD & on adderall. Doing this before starting meds. Ocd? Pls help.
Yes: depends on the duration of effect (how many hours of an an effect you get per dose). If dividing the dose, the main concern would be that it may last too late and make it difficult to fall asleep. If taking at the same time, the dose may be too high and lead to concerns for jitteriness/on-edge/anxious ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not if: It has been prescribed to you to treat a diagnosed condition after a face to face evaluation and complete examination. If it is the case & u have concern about it, you should talk again to the doctor who prescribed it to u. But if u take it on ur own without any prescription, u take it at ur own risk. Please do not do that ever. Be safe, ok? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Happiness despite : Because certain medicines like Adderall can blunt your feelings and emotions, you have to work harder at being happy. Make sure each morning and a few times during the day to remember what you are grateful for, proud of, pleased about. Help others and share in their happiness. Pursue relationship building with family and friends. Set personal goals and achieve them. Love others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stop taking it: Simply stop taking your Adderall and it will get out of your system in a few days. However, if you have taken Adderall for a long time or in high doses, you may have some trouble stopping it abruptly and should probably taper the dose down gradually by 5-10mg every few days before stopping it. Even then, it is possible that you may have difficulty stopping it because you could be addicted to it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more
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