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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) will help concentration, but we do not diagnose attention defecit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd) by how somebody does with ritalin. Anybody who took Ritalin would concentrate better. Do not use the medication lightly! it is a controlled substance and needs to be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teachers screen: kids in PK - elementary school with the Brigance System to obtain age-equivalents in specific abilities for yearly revision of Individual Educational Plans. Child Psychologists & Neuropsychologists use standardized tests of IQ & adaptive skills at age 5 & older to diagnose Intellectual Disability, comorbid in 35-65% of kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorder & other tools to define degree of ASD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Adderałl be used to augment an antidepressant in someone who has vegetative depressive symptoms? Would dose be same as for ADHD or lower?
Yes: The dose must be closely monitored to avoid serotonergic syndrome. Start with the lowest dose under medical supervision of a psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist or behavioral neurologist ideally. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Complicated answer: Most commonly, symptoms don't manifest until late teens or early twenties. Children who are diagnosed as bipolar can be very energetic, have less need for sleep, temper tantrums and aggression are out of range for the precipitant. They can also be grandiose and inappropriately sexual for their age. Often the first episode in a child is depression. Caution i f there is a family hx of bp. ...Read more
They may: Add/adhd can be related to imbalances in certain chemicals, similar to the "chemical imbalances" that may cause depression and anxiety. Not to worry though, with a good relationship with a caring provider, you can be managed closely, and the proper medications may help both your depression and the add. Best wishes. ...Read more
Tics from meds?: When stimulants used to treat ADD/ADHD trigger tics, they willl resolve when the medications are discontinued. However tics appear in children at an age when ADD is diagnosed. If the tics persist, they are not related to the medication. Effective management can be achieved with Clonidine, Tenex, (guanfacine) Clonazepam and other medications that block the action of brain Dopamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How are adults diagnosed with adhd? Do adults have the same testing to diagnose ADHD as children, or is the process different?
Many choices : There are many treatment alternatives for OCD & depression. Depression is easier to treat than ocd. Most of the medications that help, depression are used for OCD as well. Ssri medications (prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, remeron, anafrinil) are the mainstay of treating both conitions. Complex cases are best treated by a experienced doctor. ...Read more
How would you treat a patient with fibromyagia who is either allergic to all meds used to treat it or has suicidal ideation's with tricyclic ad's?
Homeopathy: If there has been this much sensitivity to pharmaceutical medications, i would suggest an assessment to see whether classical homeopathy might be of use. Some controlled studies show benefit, including http://tinyurl.Com/mh5byko the homeopath must be experienced to take the case ;select appropriate homeopathic medicines. Also acupuncture, nutritional interventions, and exercise can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety medication: Anxiety medications work for symptoms such as restlessness, tremors, sweating, agitation, etc. , as long as such symptoms are not indicative of another underlying pathology, such as adhd or organic causes such as high BP or high thyroid function. In these cases, treat the underlying cause, not just the symptom. ...Read more
May need prescriptio: NOT ALLERGY. NOT DUE TO FOOD OR FORMULA. NO ANTIHISTAMINE WILL HELP. Soak in bath for a long time, then, after a quick towel, rub in a ceramide cream. Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, gererics, others. Check label for CERAMIDES. Hydrocortisone may help but a prescription cortisone is often needed. For the face a prescription calcineurin inhibitor ointment is preferred. Sun will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer