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Adhd Treatment For Adults
Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?
Many Meds possible: It is fairly common to find duo diagnosis such as anxiety with ADHD, and each diagnosis needs to be addressed. Trazadone plus Ritalin is a very reasonable combiination, especially if falling asleep at night is a problem. If not effective, there are other combinations that might be helpful. ...Read more
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
Experienced treator: Some one with experience, a trial of stimulants probably indicated. ...Read more
Never: Phentermine has not been demonstrated to have a beneficial effect on the neural activity that characterizes adhd. However, it has been shown to cause far reaching cardiac problems when used for weight reduction. Currently, it is not a recommended medication for adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why hasn't there been any major studies on bupropion in the treatment of adult adhd? Will it ever get approved for adult adhd?
Because it's generic: Most of the money for large scale studies come from drug companies who are hoping to profit from finding a new indication for a drug. Once a drug is generic, that motivation is gone. There have been many small studies showing that bupropion can be effective for adults with adhd, and many psychiatrists and other doctors treating adhd, including me, will use it in patients with adhd + depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am diagnosed with adult ADHD what would a doctor most likely try first as far as treatment goes? Is there a specific medication doctors usually go to first?
Anywhere else because the doctors said there's no treatment for adult add/adhd. Now im stuck what should I do?
Is there an over the counter medication or alternative treatment for adult ADHD with reasonable efficacy? ex: St John's Wort for depression or Glucosamine+Chondroitin for OA
NO: Sorry- no OTC medicine is used to treat this condition. ...Read more
Have there been any recent/ongoing studies on the long term effects (brain structure changes, cognitive, neurological, cardio, etc.) of Adderall use for the treatment of adult adhd? Akin to those studies on ssris and structural changes in the amygdala, la
Just diagnosed with adult adhd. I also have CAD w/ 30% blockage, hypertension and asthma. Which treatments can I use that are not contraindicated?
I can't stop my heartbeat increasing since i start treatment for adhd, is this normal, what to do?
See psychiatrist: Child with A.D.H.D.is having attention disorder ,cannot focus,is impulsive and hyperactive .His behavior may be aggressive and destructive.He may be causing disturbance in the classroom.He should be seen,examined by psychiatrist and treated with medicine also to get behavior therapy ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All Sorts of Endings: #1 this person might find ways 2 address & overcome any problems the add creates, assuming s/he recognizes any such problems. #2 on the other hand, s/he may or may not recognize any problems. #3 even if s/he does recognize any such problems, s/he may not see them as interfering w/ her/his home life, relationships, work life, etc. Ask: is add limiting/hurting me @ home or @ work? In relationships? ...Read more
Anyone care to share their experiences with medications for their kids adhd? Are there other treatment options besides medication?
Yes lots: Remove food additives and anything artificial. Get your child evaluated by an occupational therapist for a sensory processing dysfunction, a spoken and language pathologist for possible auditory processing disorder and an educational psychologist to rule out learning issues or a visual spa coal processing probl.Get a good psychologist to work on structure and org. Fish oil some herbal preparation. ...Read more
Medication works : For both, because the underlying neurobiological and neurochemical basis is the same for both. Add is now called adhd-primarily inattentive type. Adhd-primarily hyperactive/impulsive type is seen in younger children. Children with adhd-combined type are more commonly referred for treatment, as the hyperactive/impulsive symptoms draw attention. See chadd.Org for full explanation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes 3 or 4: If you are seeing a specialist in child psychiatry, in some severe cases medication might be started cautiously as young as 3 years of age. This should only be done under the supervision of a sub-specialist in this area and in combination with behavioral interventions. There is research, however, showing that adhd can be reliably diagnosed and safely treated in pre-school age kids. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
More time: If you have an iep (individualized educational plan) you can tailor the needs you think your child has and that gives you flexibility to work with teachers on helping the child during exams. However, in general, the child may be isolated in order to be allowed to take the tests without distractions. Also they are generally allowed more time to finish. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: You should consult your primary care doctor for a referral to a psychiatrist who will take a thorough history get a detailed understanding of your symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan. This cannot be done in this forum. ...Read more
Nutrition: Well, nutrition won't totally treat adhd, but optimize good nutrition and make sure other possible contributors aren't making it worse. Sleeping well and enough? Eating healthy foods and minimizing or eliminating food coloring and high fructose corn syrup? Make sure not depressed or having other treatable contributors, such as learning disorder, hearing or vision problems, pain (eg headaches). ...Read more