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Adult adhd medication management help ?

Adult adhd medication management help


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Adult ADHD: Diagnosing ADHD in adults for the first time requires a careful history and evaluation to document onset in childhood. If childhood onset not clear, other causes for symptoms must be ruled out. Neuropsychologcal testing may be useful to clarify cognitive issues. Medications may be stimulants or non-stimulants. In addition, behavioral and coping strategies are often effective. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Rachel Goldstein
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults (Definition)

Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity begins in childhood and may continue through adulthood. Symptoms are similar: poor attention span, impulsivity and hyperactivity which is disruptive to others. Adults who present for a diagnosis must meet criteria for ADD in childhood which a careful history will support. Medical causes for symptoms ...Read more


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Thoughts on medicating children with adhd?

Thoughts on medicating children with adhd?

Depends on variables: I look at it like providing a crutch to a kid with a broken leg. With it s/he can get more done/without not so much.There are side effects to any med but the dose and form can be changed to fit the kids needs.Medicated add kids have a lower risk of incarceration and eventual drug use, for reasons unknown. ...Read more

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How to help autistic people learn appropriate behavior?

How to help autistic people learn appropriate behavior?

Multi-dimensional Rx: Autism manifests in various forms, probably has various causes, & is extremely complex to treat. Behavioral & social interventions are important, & increasingly psychoactive medications play an important role. These meds need be carefully selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing such features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. See a true expert& get the right rx. ...Read more

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Will children with ADHD truly benefit from behavior therapy?

Will children with ADHD truly benefit from behavior therapy?

They can: Well-designed and applied behavioral therapy is as effective in controlling adhd symptoms as are adhd medications. However, both require ongoing use to maintain efficacy. Adhd is a chronic disorder & no current interventions offer a cure, so be sure to use interventions you can sustain over time. With maturity, children may be able to take over aspects of self-monitoring, but structure is key. ...Read more

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How to help a kid with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder?

How to help a kid with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder?

Proper Expert Help: Unfortunately some children are born with immaturities of the brain that may lead to both add(h) and learning disabilities. With proper help, these can generally be dealt with.Schools should provide special needs based teaching, while pediatricians and psych specialists may be able to help with other aspects such as medication and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What psychotherapy is best for helping an adult learn social skills?

What psychotherapy is best for helping an adult learn social skills?

Group: Many things can be helpful, and it primarily depends on your diagnosis. In general, to improve social skills, group therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can applied behavioral analysis therapy help an autistic child?

How can applied behavioral analysis therapy help an autistic child?

AUTISM: Treatment for an autistic child had improved a lot since there was emphasis on autism. They can live and function a normal life with various therapy available. ...Read more

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Adult temper tantrums? Rage? Anger? Who can help someone with them and not inform authorities?

Adult temper tantrums? Rage? Anger? Who can help someone with them and not inform authorities?

Seek Tx: Usually information you provide during treatment stays confidential. However, there are some limits to confidentiality with being in danger to yourself or others are some of them. If you feel you cannot control your sx anymore, either dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, you might want to consider making an appointment with psychiatrist and psychologist to start your treatment. ...Read more

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How to stop an autistic adolescent cursing?

How to stop an autistic adolescent cursing?

Follow Dr. Rankin's : Advice; check for tourette syndrome & ask his behavioral therapist or school psychologist to do a functional behavioral assessment & help you devise a "token economy system" for using only nice words. Calmly explain the words that are " not okay." set a period of time to monitor his utterances, after explaining a rule; e.g., that he earns tv/computer time only by using nice words. ...Read more

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Pros and cons- 11y/o boy going into jr high diagnosed w/borderline add by psychologist. Medicate or use strategies to study more effectively.

Both: If patient. Still has symptoms of adhd it will be unlikely that he will respond only to counselling. He may. Still need medications to be functional. However. Dr. Ali is correct that firstly counselling should. Be tried. ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication help my grades?

Can ADHD medication help my grades?

If you have ADHD or: Add - stimulants or other adhd medications may be very helpful. I am not a proponent of using adhd medications solely for the purpose of performance enhancement. ...Read more

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How does habituation help young infants learn?

How does habituation help young infants learn?

Repetition: why does a musician practice? we only learn by copying the sounds, sights and situations that are presented to us. ...Read more

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Best treatment for borderline attention deficit in 11y/o boy struggling w school work?

Best treatment for borderline attention deficit in 11y/o boy struggling w school work?

More evaluation: Some children with attentional issues may have other problems. First have your child's vision and hearing checked. Talk with with your son's teacher/school about having him tested for learning disabilities such as dyslexia or visual or auditory processing problems. Also you can request an student study team and or individualized education plan from his school to optimize his learning. ...Read more

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How to help raise awarness for self harm?

How to help raise awarness for self harm?

Speak to a doctor: Any awareness of feelings about hurting oneself should be followed up immediately by seeing a mental health professional. If it is easier to first talk to your family doctor that can be the first step. In an emergency you can go to the hospital or call 911 Remember treatment works and you shouldn't have to be alone with thoughts about self harm. Get help before you act on such thoughts. ...Read more

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How do non-stimulant drugs help add kids pay attention?

How do non-stimulant drugs help add kids pay attention?

Norepinephrine is : The brain chemical whose circulating levels are, essentially, kept where they need to be by non-stimulants in the parts of the brain that inhibit behavior. They work ~65% of the time after building up a blood level & must be given daily. Stimulants keep Dopamine circulating, work 80-90% of the time & wear off daily. Read " straight talk about psychiatric medications for kids" by dr. Tim wilens. ...Read more

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How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more

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Are you able to prescribe medicines for mental illnesses? I.E. OCD, anxiety, MDD, ADHD

Are you able to prescribe medicines for mental illnesses? I.E. OCD, anxiety, MDD, ADHD

No, not on Healthtap: but if you are having problems with your mood, discuss with your family doctor who may Rx or refer you to a psychiatrist. Medications definitely have a role in treatment, and I advise that you do not hesitate to seek help. ...Read more

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Can my daughter be an elementary school teacher with adhd, anxiety, and bipolar disorder?

Can my daughter be an elementary school teacher with adhd, anxiety, and bipolar disorder?

Yes: As long as she keeps her symptoms controlled with medication and therapy. I have a number of. Such patients who are functioning we'll in that role. ...Read more

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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

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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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