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Could concerta stop impulsive behaviour in people with adhd?

Could concerta stop impulsive behaviour in people with adhd?

Sometimes: As in most areas of medicine, medications are prescribed and it is hoped that they will work, but they don't always perform at 100% level. Sometimes we have to change the medication or add in another medication to get improvement up to level that the patient and their family desires. Psychotherapy however should also be an important part of the treatment program so that the patient can learn psychological techniques to avoid the impulsivity. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Are ADHD and autism related?

Are ADHD and autism related?

Not at all: Autism spectrum children (pdd) are devastatingly effected by their neurotrauma. Adhd kids have a deficiency in executive brain function, but treated are exceedingly successful and well adjusted people. Pdd kids do not have the cortical capacity to process many types of linguistic or social inputs. Adhd kids can be socially awkward, but PDD kids are social outliers. The two are incomparable. ...Read more

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Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Could be: Especially if you possess complex partial seizures. Discuss with your neurologist, but do not disregard possibility of medication adverse effect, especially if you are taking a Dopamine agonist. ...Read more

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Thoughts on medicating children with adhd?

Thoughts on medicating children with adhd?

Depends on variables: I look at it like providing a crutch to a kid with a broken leg. With it s/he can get more done/without not so much.There are side effects to any med but the dose and form can be changed to fit the kids needs.Medicated add kids have a lower risk of incarceration and eventual drug use, for reasons unknown. ...Read more

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Are ocd, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and asperger's all mental illnesses?

Are ocd, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and  asperger's all mental illnesses?

Yes: All of the phenomena you list can be found in the DSM 5, published by the American Psychiatric Association as recognized diagnoses. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the cure for social anxiety/avoidant personality disorder?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the cure for social anxiety/avoidant personality disorder?

No, not, nein, : Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a treatment for add/adhd. Social anxiety/ avoidant personality disorder would be best addressed through psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be effective. If medication were to be considered for anxiety, it would more likely be a ssri - not adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) only for people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) only for people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

No, but most common: There are other conditions where Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants may be of help, including narcolepsy and as a booster for people who have depression that only partly responds to an antidepressant. For short-term use, people may find it helpful to stay up longer to study or to decrease appetite, but these effects typically wear off over time, which is when problems can begin. ...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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ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type seen in some young children & ADHD-Primarily Combined Type commonly seen in school-age children, especially boys. Combined Type often changes to Innattentive Type in late adolescence & adulthood. ...Read more

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Does concerta stop impulsive behaviours in people who have adhd?

Does concerta stop impulsive behaviours in people who have adhd?

Certainly can: Concerta is a long-acting for of methylphenidate, a stimulant. Stimulants have been well studied in children and increasingly studied in adolescents and adults. They improve attention, decrease activity levels, and improve impulse control in 65-85% of those with adhd. ...Read more

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Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

In some ways.: Add was thought to be a disorder of children and adolescents. Now we realize it doesn't magically disappear when you turn 18. So there may be many untreated adults out there with add that they have had for years. ...Read more

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How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

Autistic Spectrum -: Disorder & ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders, each with its own neurobehavioral profile determined by history & specific observable behaviors. They are categorical diagnoses, not etiologic diagnoses that explain the genetic or other medical condition that causes the symptoms in a individual. 40-70% of children & teens with ASD also have ADHD & require multi-modal treatment for both. ...Read more

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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...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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I am experiencing inattention and restlessness. The following also describe me: Hyperactivity, Poor concentration, and Impulsive or reckless behav...

I am experiencing  inattention and restlessness. The following also describe me: Hyperactivity, Poor concentration, and Impulsive or reckless behav...

Common problem: People perform at their worst when they have insufficient restorative sleep, are poorly nourished, are fighting illness or in a stressful setting. If some of these apply to or could be improved by you you could see how it helps. If not,meet with your doc and share your history and symptoms. Acquiring these patterns as an adult is more worrisome to me than those that have it from childhood. ...Read more

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Advice for ADHD and bipolar?

Advice for ADHD and bipolar?

Comprehensive care: For best results, you need both a psychiatrist and a psychologist or other therapist, if the psychiatrist does not provide psychotherapy. Some do, and many do not. There are multiple forms of psychotherapy that will help support you. Managing your illnesses will not depend only on the medications. Attend carefully to your sleep/wake routines, and eat balanced, healthy, non-processed foods. ...Read more

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Can iatrogenic amphetamine psychosis and bipolar disorder cause deviant sexual behavior?

Can iatrogenic amphetamine psychosis and bipolar disorder cause deviant sexual behavior?

Yes: Amphetamines can mimic mania, and both amphetamine use and mania can provoke hypersexual activity. "deviant" is here a difficult word to understand--whether you mean it colloquially or in an older sense referring to abnormal (now called "paraphilic"). But in general, impulses of many kinds--sexual, aggressive, risky--that one might not want to act on can be disinhibited and exaggerated by both. ...Read more

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Which mental disorder are manipulative personality and playing victim symptoms of?

Which mental disorder are manipulative personality and playing victim symptoms of?

Psychopath: When i hear about manipulative behavior this could be a psychopathic person who wants to "get one over" on you or it could be someone with a histrionic personality who would be manipulative to get one's attention not for the purpose of exploiting the person like the psychopath. Playing the victim can be from many different types of disorders (e.g. Trauma, borderline pd, ) or just personality styl. ...Read more