Top
20
Doctor insights on: Adhd Help For Adults

Share
1

1
Can adults check for ADHD?

Can adults check for ADHD?

Yes: Can certainly be looked for in adults. Would need to be assessed by the appropriate type of provider. I am unfortunately not aware of Canadian policies. According to DSM 5. Needing to have various types of symptoms consistent before a certain age in various environments and continuing to be seen and interfering while also ruling out other potential causes. (Symptoms can be found online, asrs ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Carla Enriquez
1,157 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Help docs, is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in children and adults?

Help docs, is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in children and adults?

Both are indicated.: Intuniv is long acting Tenex (guanfacine) and Kapvay is long acting clonidine. Both are alpha-2 agonists and decrease the Norepinephrine drive. The effect therefore is to calm. Both can be effective, however, of the two, the clonidine molecule has a greater propensity towards sedation. Discuss with your doctor further please. Take care. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Antipsychotics.: Antipsychotics such as Risperdal amongst others is very effective against the aggressive and violent behavior, . ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I need some advice for adult adhd?

I need some advice for adult adhd?

See a professional: Get a full evaluation from a psychologist who can provide psychological testing. Prior to any medication trial make sure the diagnosis is accurate, ruling out depression and anxiety, then consider stimulant meds and ADHD coaching. ...Read more

5

5
Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

No studies yet: Deplin has not yet been studied in children with adhd, so we don't know the answer to this question. A clinical trial at nih is planned for adults with adhd, though. They plan to use deplin along with oros-methylphenidate -- but results will be some time in coming since they're only at the recruitment phase now. Sorry! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How can I get doctor's prescription for ADHD for adults?

How can I get doctor's prescription for ADHD for adults?

Start with an eval: I highly recommend starting with a thorough evaluation by someone trained in diagnosing adhd in adults. The most important first step is to make sure it really is adhd and that adhd is the main problem. Many other disorders, both mental and physical, can cause many of the symptoms of adhd. After a thorough evaluation, this professional can treat you appropriately or refer you to someone who can. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
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

See 3 more doctor answers
8

8
Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

The more the better: Questionnaires alone do not make the diagnosis of adhd. The gold standard is the cbcl >http://vinst.Umdnj.Edu/vaid/testreport.Asp?Code=cbca< cbcl helps address comorbidities. The diagnosis of adhd is made by history, physical and neurodevelopmental examination. It is a medical disease! ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
10

10
Do people have better luck with concerta or strattera (atomoxetine) for ADHD children?

Do people have better luck with concerta or strattera (atomoxetine) for ADHD children?

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 more

See 3 more doctor answers
11

11
Can there be help for kids with adhd?

Can there be help for kids with adhd?

Yes! Talk w/ your Dr: Absolutely! first it's best to discuss your concerns with your doctor. Consider having your child be referred for psychoeducational testing so it is clear what his /her needs are and how best to address them. If your child does have adhd, a trial of medication as well as behavior management strategies may be best to start with. Work with your doctor to determine the best resources for your child~. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Is it true that generally ritalin (methylphenidate) helps more for people with ADHD (with hyperactivity), and Adderall helps more for ADHD people without hyperactivity?

Is it true that generally ritalin (methylphenidate) helps more for people with ADHD (with hyperactivity), and Adderall helps more for ADHD people without hyperactivity?

Not really: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are similar. Adderall has mor effects on norepinephrine and can better help prefrontal action such as organizing and planning. In general, Adderall is more potent and more abused than ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Is guanfacine (intuniv) effective for adult females with adhd?

Is guanfacine (intuniv) effective for adult females with adhd?

Worth to try: It is a safe medication that may help adult adhd especially if the hyperactivity component is present. The prescription dosage needs to be gradually titrated with the blood pressure checked to avoid hypotension. Best wishes! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Can there be any affordable and useful resource for children with adhd, dyslexia and dysgraphia?

Can there be any affordable and useful resource for children with adhd, dyslexia and dysgraphia?

Try this:: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html Search online for the National Institute of Mental Health (nimh.org) Junior colleges will often test you for free through Student Services if you are enrolled. Insurances will not pay for testing but TX is usually covered. Find a therapist who knows about this condition. ...Read more

16

16
Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

No: Although seem people use caffeine (as pills or in food or drink), no over-the-counter medications have been shown to be effective for treating adhd. Some parents notice that their children are less symptomatic when ill and taking cough syrup, but that is general sedation and illness, not treatment of adhd specifically. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
17

17
What managing techniques exist for a severe ADHD child?

What managing techniques exist for a severe ADHD child?

Optimal management : of ADHD = stimulant &/or non-stimulant medications, behavior therapy, parent behavior management training, & environmental modifications at home & school, including " Section 504" classroom modifications. If multimodal treatment is not effective, a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician or Child Psychiatrist can evaluate for comorbid neurodevelopmental or psychiatric disorders vs. misdiagnosis. ...Read more

18

18
How effective is dextrostat for adult adhd?

How effective is dextrostat for adult adhd?

Short-acting dextro-: amphetamine marketed as Dextrostat was off the market for a while. Onset of action is 20-60 minutes, peak effect is at 1-2 hours & duration is 4-6 hours. requiring multiple daily doses timed for onset prior to waning of the previous dose. Single daily- dosed Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & Adderall last ~ 12-14 hours & have lower risk of diversion. Monitor heart rate & blood pressure when on any form of amphetamine. ...Read more

19

19
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

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
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

See 3 more doctor answers