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Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid. What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid.  What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

ADULT ADHD: ...WITH ANXIETY MAY BE AFFECTED EFFECTIVELY WITH NON PSYCHOSTIMULANTS AS IN STRATTERA-ATOMOXETINE HCL-, OTHERS MAY BE...CLONIDINE OR GUANFACINE. ANY PSYCHOSTIMULANT MA EXACERBATE ANXIETY, UNLESS ONLY SECONDARY TO THE ADHD AND EXPECTATIONS AT WORK OR SCHOOL. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How does impulsive behavior effect people you love?

How does impulsive behavior effect people you love?

Many ways: Impulsive behaviors can get us into a lot of problems. Can ruin relationships, alienate us from those we love, cause us legal, social, financial and other problems and the list goes on and on. ...Read more

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Is drug use a big cause of irrational and impulsive behavior?

Is drug use a big cause of irrational and impulsive behavior?

One of Many: There are many possible explanations for irrational or impulsive behavior. Substance abuse (including alcohol) is certainly responsible for a great many problematic behaviors. If one has a concern about unexplained irrational or impulsive behavior a consultation with a professional is a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it possible that drug use cause irrational and impulsive behavior?

Is it possible that drug use cause irrational and impulsive behavior?

Certainly, while the: user is high on methamphetamine or if the user has a " swiss cheese" brain from micro-strokes caused by " meth." Drug-seeking behavior can also be quite irrational. Many other examples come to mind-PCP, Cocaine, LSD..for example ...Read more

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How can one stop impulsive behaviors if he / she doesn't even know they are doing them or can't even remember doing them?

How can one stop impulsive behaviors if he / she doesn't even know they are doing them or can't even remember doing them?

Dissociation: If you don't recall your behavior this is part of a dissociative disorder. This can be a result of drug or alcohol use (stop them), trauma or ptsd (get counseling for this) or a seizure disorder (have a neurological exam). ...Read more

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Behavioral health question. Could starting Lamotragine Rx 6 weeks ago cause me increased body temp & impulsivity? I've slowly titrated up to 100mg.

It's a Rx question: Behavioral Health would more relate to some form of therapy. Discuss the side effects AND (importantly!) the proper dosage changes w/ the doctor who prescribed. This is a big part of their work. Best! ...Read more

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Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Yes: Yes, impulsivity is commonly present in adhd, but remember we all could be impulsive at times, the behavior has to be present for a while and be severe enough to cause impairement, ie work, love/live relations, school etc. ...Read more

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How do compulsive and impulsive behavior differ?

How do compulsive and impulsive behavior differ?

Compulsive behaviors: Are repetitive, performed according to certain rules or in a stereotypical fashion; a tendency to repeat the same, often purposeless acts; with sense of having to do it. Impulsive behaviors are performed with little forethought and without regards to consequences, driven by the desire to obtain pleasure, gratification or arousal. Both involve brain function and may occur in same person. ...Read more

Impulsive (Definition)

Acting before thinking. Behavior characterized by little or no forethought or consideration of possible consequences. Commonly seen in attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, & some personality disorders ...Read more