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Do I Have Add Or Anxiety
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
What to do if I have depression add anxiety and hypo mania. What are the chances my kids will have these?
Lexapro (escitalopram) not helping me think as clear or be as focused as I used to be. Maybe have ADD? What can I do as I have anxiety
See psychiatrist: Lexapro (escitalopram) is the drug used for anxiety and depression it should help to relieve anxiety .One can have another disorder along with as ADD,and you cannot focus .Better discuss your concern with your doctor -psychiatrist , he may prescribe another medication for improving attention and focussing ...Read more
I have major anxiety, hard making decisions, i feel nausa when needed to could this be some ocd. I have add?
OCD: Ocd can be accompanied by anxiety but difficulty making decisions could be a separate issue related to your sense of self. If you doubt your worthiness it is unlikely you will feel comfortable making decisions. Seek a consultation with a mental health professional who can help you distinguish between these concerns and begin unlearning your fears through psychotherapy. ...Read more
I have add and a anxiety disorder . I have a hard time with multilple task with remembering . I wounder if ritalin (methylphenidate) or something else would help thank?
ADD, anxiety & Trt: Stimulants like Ritalin (methylphenidate) can improve attention deficit disorder related reduced concentration, but stimulants can increase anxiety. You can get a genetic test (e.g. Genesight by assurexhealth.Com) using a cheek swab to identify what psychiatric medications (stimulants, antidepressants and atypical neuroleptics) you are more likely to tolerate and respond. Ask your doctor to use such a test for you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Meds for add are the only meds that helped my depression and social anxiety, i don't have add, can they be used off label for depression?
Bad fall in 06, back, slder, nck, leg pain, sev.Anxiety, epression, at 34 have add, restless leg. Now told by dr. Have fibromyalgia. Can you hlp?
Not sure: Not sure how we can help you here. My advice is to avoid taking narcotic opiate pain medication, because with all of your problems, you may set yourself up for drug dependencies down the road. Another bit of advice, try and figure out what form of exercise you can consistently tolerate and get yourself in a routine. Eat a proper and balanced diet. You are not necessarily doomed. Good luck. ...Read more
Klonopin is working wonders for me but in addition to severe anxiety, I have add & am so scatterbrained. Is it okay to take both klonopin and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Yes, but...: There's no medical reason these can't be taken together. However, they may "fight" each other: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant that can add to anxiety, whereas Klonopin is a sedating tranquilizer that can worsen your attention and concentration. Your doctor would need to monitor your situation closely with this combination to make sure it's helping and not hurting. There are alternatives for each, too. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What if idont have add but something else like my anxitey and i'm taking strattera (atomoxetine) what will happen a school psychiatrist evaluated me i'm on iep?
Stratters: The mechanism of action of strattera (atomoxetine) is similar to the tricyclic antidepressants/ anti anxiety medications. There is nothing about the effects of strattera (atomoxetine) that should be obvious to a psychiatrist. Strattera is an unusual choice if all that you have is anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated: The treatments available for this disorder are often schedule 2 controlled drugs that require prescription and are monitored by state and federal authorities. A proper evaluation by your physician along with charted documentation of your history and problems are necessary. Other non add issues can have symptoms that appear similar. ...Read more
Reasons 4 distract'n: Many things in life r distracting. Not all of them r add. Anxiety, depression, family problems, trying to do more than is humanly possible, all can cause loss of focus. We are told we shd be able to "multitask, " but we can't. The term comes from computers, ; they can't without more than 1 processor. We only get 1 processor. Get an evaluation w/ a therapist who is not already convinced it's add. ...Read more
No: The diagnosis of add can be made after a proper history, physical and neurological exam and screening tests. If you have reviewed some on line sites with q and a profiles that make you suspect the problem, call your doc and see if he/she works with that problem. ...Read more
See doctor: If you suspect you have adhd, you should consult your doctor. This is a neurobiologic disorder that cannot be diagnosed by a layperson or teacher. The decision on how to help is based on a thorough evaluation by a well trained doctor for each individual patient. And, yes, adults can have add persist from childhood. ...Read more
Diagnostic criteria : of ADHD -Primarily Inattentive Type = onset before age 10 of significant symptoms of inattention that cause harmful dysfunction at home & school or work for 6 mos. or >. Males often have ADHD-Combined Type in childhood, with significant hyperactivity/impulsivity, as well. 70% of cases of ADHD have comorbid ODD, anxiety, depression &/or learning disorders. The CES-D screens only for depression. ...Read more
See doctor: If you suspect you have adhd, you should consult your doctor. This is a neurobiologic disorder that cannot be diagnosed by a layperson or google. The decision on how to treat is based on a thorough evaluation by a well trained doctor for each individual patient. And, yes, adults can have add persist from childhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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