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Chicken or the egg?: The title behind the professional is not as important as the years of expertise in the subject matter, the level of interest and compasion for the patients problems, and your ease , trust and communication with him/her.Md and psychologists are part of a comprehensive team of professionals, not mutually exclusive, i propose you see both! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can the doctor prescribe me ritalin (methylphenidate) along with faverin to treat anxiety problems+adhd?.
Possibly: If your psychiatrist evaluates you carefully and thinks both medications will help you, then yes s/he might prescribe them. S/he may want to have the anxiety under control first, though, as Ritalin (methylphenidate) may increase anxiety in some people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do psychiatrists prescribe benzodiazepines with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or just ADHD stimulant medications?
Benzos and ADHD: This is not a usual combination. Benzodiazepines are antianxiety medications and may cause sedation countering the effect of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If anxiety complicated your adhd or is contributed to by adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), considering an alternative to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should be discussed with your prescriber. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it take a psychiatrist to prescribe strattera (atomoxetine) (for adhd) or can my family physician make the diagnosis?
Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)
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 regular physician prescribe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to me for my ADHD without seeing a psychiatrist. I'm always scatterbrained I can't focus?
Yes, if trained.: An inability to focus may not be adhd. Neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists use a large battery of tests while family physicians/pediatricians use shorter, validated tools. Careful evaluation includes a comprehensive personal/family history, physical exam, mental health screening, corroboration. Life coaching, organizational training, and stimulant medicine are treatment strategies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated: The treatments available for this disorder are often schedule 2 controlled drugs that require prescription and are monitored by state and federal authorities. A proper evaluation by your physician along with charted documentation of your history and problems are necessary. Other non add issues can have symptoms that appear similar. ...Read more
Do you know if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is only for people who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
Depends: The stimulants which include Concerta are still the gold standard of treatment for adhd. Strattera (atomoxetine) is effective but may not be for all patients. There is a subset of patients who for one reason or another are not candidates for stimulant tratment and may benefit from strattera (atomoxetine) and other non stimulants. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should you have heart tests before starting ADHD stimulant medications like ritalin (methylphenidate) ?
Does amphetamine cause tourettes? My son has ADHD and his pediatrician wants to prescribe adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is it possible that he will get tourettes from taking the amphetamine medication?
Not indicated: Most of these meds are schedule 2 controlled drugs. They are closely monitored by the feds. A doc that prescribes them without a valid diagnosis backed up with a chart & testing can loose their license &/or ability to prescribe these drugs. Possession without a prescription equates to possessing meth. While they might help you focus, they do come with risks other than side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers