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Can nuvigil be used to help with ADHD in adults?

Can nuvigil be used to help with ADHD in adults?

Maybe: Nuvigil is a derivative of provigil. Provigil has been shown to be effective in treating adhd in several well done reports, eg, psychiatry res. 2009 aug 15;168(3):234-7. E pub 2009 may 12. Similar studies are pending on nuvigil, so its use would be as a third line if other treatments fail. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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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


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How can ADHD be diagnosed in adults?

How can ADHD be diagnosed in adults?

Same as kids: Though various questionnaires and tests can help, most important in accurate diagnosis of adhd in adults is a good clinical interview that considers other more common possibilities for the symptoms and involves obtaining data from early childhood from the patient and other sources. There's no such thing as adhd that begins in adulthood; usually when symp begin in adulthood, diagnosis is not adhd. ...Read more

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Do the tests for ADHD include adults?

Do the tests for ADHD include adults?

Yes, tests exist but: No one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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How do I get diagnosed with ADHD as adult?

How do I get diagnosed with ADHD as adult?

Ideal Option: Various other disorders can masquerade as adhd: adhd behavioral symptoms overlap widely with symptoms of other disorders such as anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, etc. Also it's possible to have adhd *and* one or more other disorders. If you want the best 4 yourself, i'd recommend getting a good psychological assessment. Ask around 4 psychs known 4 their psychological assessment skills. ...Read more

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How do you work with adults who have adhd?

How do you work with adults who have adhd?

Multiple Rc: I would reccomend a trial of stimulants or possibly some of the other effective medications. I would also recc getting involved with a counselor with experience with adhd to work on structure, organization, self esteem and evaluation the effectiveness of medication. ...Read more

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How can ADHD affect adults if left untreated?

Serious Effects: Untreated add/adhd has been demonstrated to increse the risk of auto accidents by a factor of 3-5, changing jobs by 5 and increasing the rate of divorce.And these are only some of the possible consequences of uncontrolled add/adhd. ...Read more

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Is there any help out there for an ADHD adult?

Is there any help out there for an ADHD adult?

Yes: Adukts respond to the same medications that children and adolescents with adhd do. Medications like strattera, vyvanse, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR and Adderall XR are fda approved for adult adhd. ...Read more

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Would you recommend using drug to treat adults with adhd?

Would you recommend using drug to treat adults with adhd?

ADHD: Not necessariy. Try other options first, for instance daily aerobic exercise for 40 plus minutes can improve concentration and focus significantly. Supplementing with omega 3's can also be helpful in addition to learning techniques to increase concentration. If your focus does not improve consult with a mental health professional who specializes in adhd treatment. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get diagnosed with ADHD as an adult?

Can you suggest how to get diagnosed with ADHD as an adult?

Need evaluation: if you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a young child, it is unlikely to be adult ADHD. You should start with your doctor for a general check up. If nothering found,, a referral to a neuropsychologist would be warranted. ...Read more

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