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I have questions about switching doctors. I need a specialized ADHD doctor who understands me better?
Specialized ADHD doc: Wld be a psychiatrist. If you're currently seeing a psych MD, but it doesn't seem they are comfortable managing your ADHD, or you don't see improvement, it's important to say 1. I'm not seeing improvement -- so ur doc knows that u aren't finding tx helpful & 2. To ask for a referral, if you want to see another doc. Sometimes a doc that knows you well, can help connect u to a doc who can treat btr ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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
How can I find best ADHD doctor? Is dere any particular website where i can find somebody in my region.? I live in auburn, wa n m very new to dis area.
Perhaps health tap: Look on health tap and see if there is a strongly rated or top doc for add in your area. Otherwise, there are several doc rating sites on the web. I tend to prefer the phone interview with a doc. A number of docs will take a call from a prospective patient and you can get a sense of them and their approach before going to the office. If you get bad service when calling the office, move on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a difference between add and adhd? My doctor tends to use "add" and "adhd" somewhat interchangeably. What is the difference?
I have mild depression and adhd.My doctor wants to use lamtorigin. When reading the side effects scared me. Does the denfit out way the side effects?
Lamotrigine: I agree with others about lamotrigine's relative safety as a mood stabilizing agent. However, its only fda approved indications are as anticonvulsant & as maintenance therapy for bipolar disorder. If you truly have only "mild depression and adhd, " use of Lamotrigine would be off label -- and your doctor needs to inform you of this. Ask your dr. About your diagnosis & perceived benefits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At what age is ADHD usually diagnosed? My son is four and shows a lot of the symptoms of adhd. When can doctors diagnose ADHD in children?
What happens if one doctor says I am bipolar and have ADHD and another doctor says I do not can I join the army?
I have been given over four pills for my deep depresstion and ADHD which one doctor told me might be bipolar.?
Sounds complicated: It is often difficult to differentiate between bipolar disorder and adhd and sometimes you can have both. A good psychiatrist should be able to help you sort this out. 4 different pills sounds like a lot. For either adhd or bpad it is usually possible to treat with 1 or 2 medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can children have hyperthyroidism? My son’s been anxious, can’t sit still and can’t concentrate. I thought maybe adhd, but the doctor says no. Now he’s losing weight, even though he eats a lot. Maybe more than usual. Could he have hyperthyroidism? He’s 6.
Yes, : Yes, this is possible. Grave's disease is relatively rare at this age, but certainly not unheard of. It is easy to test for with a simple blood test. That being said, out of a thousand children with the symptoms your child has at age 6, perhaps one would have hyperthyroidism as a cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I want someone to get tested for ADHD what kind of doctor would be able to diagnose and what kind to treat this condition?
History, not tests: Diagnosis: history (ideally from the patient, parents, and teachers). Some tests of attention and concentration may help confirm the diagnosis. Some say certain brain tests (e.g., spect scans) help, but this is controversial. Pediatricians diagnose children with adhd; psychiatrists and psychologists also make the diagnosis. Per another respondent, adhd symptoms can have many causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers