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Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

See a primary care: provider on your insurance list for referral to a psychiatrist. Many family medicine doctors are well-versed in & comfortable evaluating & treating adult ADHD. Call the County Medical Society to obtain the names of 3 family medicine doctors. Call their offices & ask if they evaluate & treat adult ADHD. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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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Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?

Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?

Drug interactions: Your symptoms are possibly related to the number and types of medications that you are taking. Please consult your psychiatrist or personal physician for a complete medication review. ...Read more

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If my childhood a had ADHD do I still have it?

If my childhood a had ADHD do I still have it?

ADHD: yes more than likely but as you have become an adult you have developed coping skills and hence feel that you may have outgrown it . Hope this answers your question ...Read more

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Would it be fair to say, with adhd, the childhood physical hyperactivity turns to mentally hyperactive as adults?

Would it be fair to say, with adhd, the childhood physical hyperactivity turns to mentally hyperactive as adults?

The natural course: Of adhd -combined type is that hyperactivity/impulsivity changes to an inner sense of restlessness. Teens & adults may still fidget by tapping/clicking pens, jiggling their legs, or getting up during classes or meetings. With updated neuropsychological testing for diagnosis, medication + cognitive/behavioral therapy + environmental manipulations through ada accommodations are available. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with ADHD since childhood and I've taken Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall and is desoxyn a legitimate medicine to take for my issue?

I've been dealing with ADHD since childhood and I've taken Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall and is desoxyn a legitimate medicine to take for my issue?

Not design: Desoxyn is another name for Methamphetamine, and is not a first choice of medication for ADHD. Mother medications, some of them derivatives of methamphetamine such as Adderall , Ritalin, Strattera, and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are better choices and have evidence in the literature and positive outcomes to support their use. Try Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), Ive heard good things about results ...Read more

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Hello , i believe I have had ADHD-pi from childhood but was never diagnosed and it is starting to take a toll on my daily life so I was hoping to find out about being evaluated ?

Hello , i believe I have had ADHD-pi from childhood but was never diagnosed and it is starting to take a toll on my daily life so I was hoping to find out about being evaluated ?

Start with your doc: Such diagnoses require a significant review of history, level of function, exam and a variety of tests. Alternative medical, emotional and behavioral conditions that can mimic these conditions must be ruled out.The meds involved are often controlled drugs that are monitored by the state and feds, so proper diagnosis and records are important. Consult your pcp to start the process. ...Read more

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Should ADHD patients have abnormal signs since childhood to get the disease?Or the patient was normal person and suddenly he had it in the adulthood ?

Should ADHD patients have abnormal signs since childhood to get the disease?Or the patient was normal person and suddenly he had it in the adulthood ?

Criteria: Current criteria, even after slightly modified recently, requires some signs to have been present during childhood; it is not that necessarily must have been diagnosed at that age. Scales and assessment tools help, as well as a careful history (school, work, collateral info). ...Read more

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Psychological suffering since childhood.After 20 years and dozen doctors no one agrees(adhd, gifted, mood/anxiety disorder). How can I know what i have?

Psychological suffering since childhood.After 20 years and dozen doctors no one agrees(adhd, gifted, mood/anxiety disorder). How can I know what i have?

Uncertainty: One approach to diagnostic uncertainty is to establish & maintain treatment with one behavioral health provider. Regular contact with one provider over an extended duration of time can increase the probability of diagnostic certainty. This in turn, can increase the precision of treatment options. However, the goal of treatment is to alleviate suffering irregardless of diagnostic label. ...Read more

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Old childhood head trauma. Possible cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD? Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Old  childhood head trauma. Possible  cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD?  Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Qualified Assessment: The issues you describe cross over several medical specialties: Psychiatry, Neurology, and Geriatric Medicine. Thorough evaluations by an Internist, Neurologist, and Psychiatrist familiar with ADHD (and each other) would be a good start. ...Read more

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Can a child grow out of adhd?

Can a child grow out of adhd?

30-65% chance: Longitudinal studies lasting more than 20 years have shown that adhd resolves in about 35% of children. But if stimulant treatement is started before 7 yo, the risk of persisting into adulthood drops to 35%. In other words, if treatment is started early, instead of a 65% chance of still having adhd in adulthood, the risk drops to 35%. Good reason to treat early. ...Read more

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