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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(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 (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ,OCD: I understand your concern. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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 (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can add side effects., thereby affecting the mood See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose , and Therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

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Use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for intrusive thoughts from OCD ?

Use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for intrusive thoughts from OCD 
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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & OCD: I haven't seen adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) used for OCD. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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 (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might worsen already existing OCD. ...Read more

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If someone has extreme ocd. Would you prescribe him with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

If someone has extreme ocd. Would you prescribe him with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Not for OCD: Someone can have both ocd and adhd -- and in such a case, he might be prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). But this would not be the sole treatment, since Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) does not treat ocd. An experienced psychiatrist would need to evaluate this person and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for major depression and ocd?

Psychostimulants: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) all can be used in combination with antidepressants to improve symptoms of depression including fatigue and inattention in ocd Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could worsen an already co existing tic disorder. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can be associated with unintended including substance abuse, insomnia, anxiety, and reduced appetite. ...Read more

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Why does my 12yro stepson crack his knuckles 24/7? Been a habit for 2 yrs. He's ADHD & on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Doing this before starting meds. Ocd? Pls help.

Good luck: This is an issue of chronic anxiety and has no physical cause. It causes no harm to the joints but obviously annoys anyone who has to listen to him do it. Speak with his therapist about it but the options are not great. ...Read more

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How can I prevent Adderall's neurotoxicity?

How can I prevent Adderall's neurotoxicity?

Adderall toxicity: Use the lowest dose that is effective and only when necessary with drug holidays. ...Read more

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Can ritalin/adderall be overprescibed to kids?

Can ritalin/adderall be overprescibed to kids?

Yes: There is a problme with over diagnosis of ADHD for conditions that are not ADHD, so stimulant medications are being overprescribed due to over diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are Adderall and focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

The difference: Adderall contains 75% of the effective (dextro) isomers of amphetamine, while Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is dextro-methylphenidate (only the right-handed, or active molecule of adderall). Adderall is a mixture of amphetamine salts, 3-1 effective to non-effective levo (or left-handed molecules). Dextroamphetamine contains only the effective stereoisomer of amphetamine, and has fewer side effects. ...Read more

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Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) stronger than adderall?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Not stronger, but longer acting. It is the pro-amphetamine which becomes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in your body. ...Read more

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How do I quit Adderall and Xanax (alprazolam) safely?

How do I quit Adderall and Xanax (alprazolam) safely?

You have options ...: There are many physician offices, group practices and clinics that offer addiction medicine services, including medications and counseling. You will want a knowledgeable evaluation of your medical, mental, and substance use history before starting any medication assisted treatment to go along with your twelve step facilitated group therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

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