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If residential : treatment is covered by your insurance plan, it requires medical, psychiatric (neuro)psychological, & educational documentation that the child's illness is refractory to comprehensive outpatient treatment regimens despite parental adherence. See http://www.wolfcreekacademy.org/why/bipolar-disorder/#site-wrap or http://m.treatment.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php?state=NY&spec=241 ...Read more
ADHD treatment: ADHD is usually treated with stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta. It depends on the age of the child and how they respond. If one medication doesn't work most will respond to another type of medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No studies yet: Deplin has not yet been studied in children with adhd, so we don't know the answer to this question. A clinical trial at nih is planned for adults with adhd, though. They plan to use deplin along with oros-methylphenidate -- but results will be some time in coming since they're only at the recruitment phase now. Sorry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comprehensive care: For best results, you need both a psychiatrist and a psychologist or other therapist, if the psychiatrist does not provide psychotherapy. Some do, and many do not. There are multiple forms of psychotherapy that will help support you. Managing your illnesses will not depend only on the medications. Attend carefully to your sleep/wake routines, and eat balanced, healthy, non-processed foods. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
ADHD: Adhd is a mental diagnosis but doesn't have to be a disability if properly treated. The goal is to use medication to enable the person to function normally at school or whatever situation they need help in. It becomes a disability if untreated or the medications don't allow the person to function in a constructive way. ...Read more
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
Does the state of connecticut have a comprehensive dental care program for adult medicaid recipients?Is there a participating provider listing online?
Can a family practice doctor prescribe me meds for adhd? Strattera (atomoxetine)? Does strattera (atomoxetine) work for adhd? Is there a lot of side effects?
Partial answer: Stimulants definitely increase dopamine, which is concentrated in a very old part of the brain called the mid-brain and, among other things, is involved in reward systems. There are strong connections between this part of the brain and the frontal cortex, which is where some problems associated with adhd seem to arise. Exactly why this works so well is still unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar treatment: You need to be careful seeking out treatment for both bipolar disorder and adhd, because alot of the adhd medications can make the bipolar problem worse. Many symptoms of adhd are included in the criteria for bipolar disorder. I have had many patients who came in thinking they had adhd, and they really had bipolar disorder. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The stimulants which include Concerta are still the gold standard of treatment for adhd. Strattera (atomoxetine) is effective but may not be for all patients. There is a subset of patients who for one reason or another are not candidates for stimulant tratment and may benefit from strattera (atomoxetine) and other non stimulants. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers