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Do Adhd Medications Target Norepinephrine
Depends on the med: It depends on the medicine. Amphetamines and methylphenidate work predominantly on dopamine, but also on norepinephrine. Atomoxetine works selectively on norepinephrine, as does guanfacine. Off-label medicines such as Imipramine and bupropion have effects on several brain chemicals (imipramine may work on norepinephrine, acetylcholine, histamine). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How does strattera (atomoxetine) help for ADHD if it is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor , without affecting dopamine ?
Strattera (atomoxetine) blocks : Reuptake of norepinephrine but rat studies show that it also raises levels of Dopamine in the prefrontal cortex 3x without raising levels in the nucleus accumbens that controls addiction and where the other stimulant drugs also act. Dr. Stephen stahl calls some of the cells in the prefrontal cortex promiscuous because they contain both norepinephrine and dopamine. There is more to be learned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prednisone greatly improves my inattentive adhd. Many others have noticed this as well. Is it possible for prednisone to effect norepinephrine levels?
I have been prescribed Vyvanse and Adderal to treat my ADHD for the past six years. I am concerned that my dopamine & norepinephrine levels will not be restored when I get off my Rx. Should I be worried about permanent collateral damage to my brain?
Can you explain to me ritalin crash compared to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and other ADHD medications?
There are only two: stimulants, methylphenidate & Amphetamine. Since 2000, multiple delivery systems of each have been produced. Each differs in onset of action, time of peak clinical effect & duration of action. Longer & more consistent drug delivery gives better symptom control & reduces symptoms of "rebound" ADHD, irritability, emotional lability & the "crash" noted by some teens & adults as the effect wears off ...Read more
Is OCD treatable via medication (faverin) temporarly ? Or will it be totally cured after you stop it ? Is it like ADHD medications? Instantly workin?
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