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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

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


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I need to find a new effective medication used to treat ADHD in adults?

Get eval: There are several good medications but each has to be matched to the characteristics of the patient, and sometimes it requires the use of a primary medication plus a second "adjunctive" medication. This can only be determined by working with your health care provider. Good luck! ...Read more

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How easy is it to diagnose adhd/add in adults?

How easy is it to diagnose adhd/add in adults?

Thorough eval: A number of criteria must be met to make an accurate diagnosis of ADHD/ ADD. It can present like other medical or mental conditions. A workup is necessary to ensure assessment is correct. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies that can help to diminish the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Are there any home remedies that can help to diminish the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

ADHD is complex: After careful evaluation most individuals require a multifaceted treatment approach which likely includes medication, skill development, & environmental adjustments (school & work). Healthy living habits (good sleep, nutrition, exercise, relationships, attitudes) help overall health & enhance other measures. Good source of info:
http://www. Additudemag. Com/. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Poor concentration: Difficulty completing tasks, easily distractible, trouble holding jobs, and forgetfulness are some of the common symptoms. Most psychologists can help you assess whether you may have adhd. ...Read more

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I am prescribed nuvigil for ADHD but it is extremely expensive. Should I try provigil? What's the difference?

I am prescribed nuvigil for ADHD but it is extremely expensive. Should I try provigil? What's the difference?

Possibly: Many meds have mirror-image versions called isomers. Provigil is a 50:50 blend of l- and d-modafanil, while Nuvigil is pure d-modafanile, the active isomer. Mostly that means 50 mg of Nuvigil is about the same potency as 100 mg of provigil. Provigil was studied for adhd with excellent results but was not approved by the fda--nor is nuvigil. Check with your doctor; Provigil is off patent. ...Read more

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Is switching from ritalin (methylphenidate) to nuvigil a good alternative for ADHD?

Is switching from ritalin (methylphenidate) to nuvigil a good alternative for ADHD?

Maybe: Nuvigil is related to provigil. Provigil showed effectiveness in adhd in children, but did not get approved due to possible rash. Generally the stimulants are thought to be most effective, however that is not true for everyone. If you are having anxiety or other side effects to the ritalin, (methylphenidate) Nuvigil may be effective, thought it may take a couple weeks to see the full effect once the dose is right. ...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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Symptoms of adult ADHD?

Symptoms of adult ADHD?

ADHD: Conventional symptoms include forgetfulness and excessive daydreaming, as well as an inability to sit still, or constant fidgeting. Some more adult specific symptoms might include trouble with organization, traffic accidents, marital trouble, distractibility, trouble listening to others, restlessness, lateness, anger, trouble relaxing, trouble prioritizing and trouble starting tasks. ...Read more

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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

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How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

Not determinative: No add "test" is determinative, either for kids or adults. 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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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

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What are the symptoms of adult adhd?

What are the symptoms of adult adhd?

There are a range of: Symptoms. Not everyone has them all, but here are some: not finishing tasks or projects started, difficulty remembering appointments, difficulty paying attention, especially when doing repetitive or boring work, easily distracted by noise around you. There are often other conditions along with the ADD that need to be addressed, so please speak to your doctor and they can properly evaluate you for this. ...Read more

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Hello do you specialize in adult adhd?

General? S on;y here: In this part of HealthTap you get to ask questions and our Doctors can choose to reply if they feel they can offer a bit of help. We have some who specialize in your concern, but you need to wait and see who replies. You can decide to pick from the crew and pay to have direct access. Go to Home page and find a Help icon to do that. Best! ...Read more

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How would you know if you have adult adhd?

How would you know if you have adult adhd?

Need evaluation: The only way to tell if you have adhd is to be evaluated by an experienced health care provider. Ask your doctor or health plan for a referral to someone who specializes in adhd or psychiatry. You can also go to a web site like chadd. Org and search their professional directory. ...Read more

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Where to get evaluated for adult adhd/add?

Where to get evaluated for adult adhd/add?

Adhd diagnosis: Since adhd is a psychiatric diagnosis, listed in dsm-iv, the "best" diagnosis should be done by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Are adolescence and adults able to get adhd?

Are adolescence and adults able to get adhd?

Starts in childhood: People may get diagnosed with adhd during adolescence or adulthood, but symptoms should have been present since childhood. Adhd does not make a first appearance in older children or adults. ...Read more

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Could I have any tips to cope with adult adhd?

Could I have any tips to cope with adult adhd?

Tips: Get a good amount of sleep - at least 8 hours per night.
Eat a well balanced diet, with a protein source at each meal.
Keep a consistent schedule. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I really have Adult ADHD?

Adult ADHD diagnosis: ADHD isn't something that we can do a blood test for. But many kids with ADHD struggle with it later in life too. To get a definitive diagnosis, you would need to meet with a psychiatrist or a psychologist with experience in adult ADHD. You can look up the criteria online. You will need to show that several areas of your life have been negatively affected by your inability to concentrate. ...Read more

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Who can diagnose adult ADHD and how do they do it?

Psychiatry: Most psychiatrists & many family doctors are able to diagnose and treat adhd in adults. It is best to ask specifically about the doctor's experience when making an appointment. Neurologists also treat as do nurse practitioners in many states. The experience of the practitioner is important. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best adult ADHD medication?

Variable: The "best" adhd medication is a person-by-person answer. The individual needs a thorough diagnostic evaluation by an experienced psychiatrist or possibly a behavioral neurologist. There are multiple choices of medication, usually stimulants -- but if multiple diagnoses are present, the "best" medication could change. Lso important is the person's progress, so "best" could change with that too. ...Read more

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I think I have adult adhd, what's the best online test?

I think I have adult adhd, what's the best online test?

No Single Test 4 Dx: Many people don't realize that there's no specific test that confirms diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (w/ or w/out hyperactivity). Important 2 rule out difficulties associated w/same symptoms of adhd, incl. Medical conditions, depression, anxiety, etc. Adhd can also be diagnosed in conjunction w/other conditions. 4 mayo clinic on adult adhd see http://mayocl. In/o69pd0. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective adult ADHD medication?

What is considered the most effective adult ADHD medication?

Stimulants: For adults, the most effective medications are generally the stimulant medicines such as adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which is an amphetamine combination. Ritalin and its similar medicines are methylphenidate, which is a stimulant similar to amphetamines. Which specific stimulant is best for an individual is the art of medicine, determined by the treating physician. ...Read more

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What is the most effective medication for treating adult adhd?

No standout: Essentially all of the medications that work for children with adhd also work for adults. The decision of which to use depends on your individual circumstances: do you need treatment every day? How long during the day? What are the main symptoms? A wide array of options exist, so it should be possible for someone familiar with what's available to help find a treatment that meets your needs. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when adult ADHD is left untreated?

Continue symptomati: If an adult had symptoms of ADHD as a child, if symptoms continue, problems with attention, focus, troubles persevering at tasks will continue. ...Read more

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How to know if I have adult ADHD or am just a careless spoilt brat?

How to know if I have adult ADHD or am just a careless spoilt brat?

Unknown: If you do not provide any iformation with your question, no proper answer can be formed. Start over from scratch, the? 's are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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Could someone possibly effectively manage adult ADHD without medication?

Could someone possibly effectively manage adult ADHD without medication?

Depends upon: Degree of impact on work, relationships, operating a motor vehicle, etc. Skill development is necessary regardless of medication & some are able to use skills to compensate for adhd impact. Medication properly prescribed is necessary & beneficial for most individuals. Obtain evaluation & work with professional to develop an individualized treatment plan for best response & function. ...Read more