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I'm desperate to find a Doctor who can treat me for ADHD close to Lexington, Ky?

I'm desperate to find a Doctor who can treat me for ADHD close to Lexington, Ky?

Ask your pediatricia: Start with asking your pediatrician. If not helpful try the nearest medical center with departments of pediatrics and neurology ...Read more

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

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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I want someone to get tested for ADHD what kind of doctor would be able to diagnose and what kind to treat this condition?

History, not tests: Diagnosis: history (ideally from the patient, parents, and teachers). Some tests of attention and concentration may help confirm the diagnosis. Some say certain brain tests (e.g., spect scans) help, but this is controversial. Pediatricians diagnose children with adhd; psychiatrists and psychologists also make the diagnosis. Per another respondent, adhd symptoms can have many causes. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat people with adhd?

How do doctors treat people with adhd?

Depends on cause: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a child, have not had a brain injury or infection, you do not have ADHD. Start with your doctor to determine if you have a disorder mimicing ADHD, like hyperthyroidism, anxiety disorder or depression. You can seek an evaluation with a neurologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I'd it possible to be diagnosed with anxiety but really have ADHD or is it possible to have both and also can family doctors treat either one?

I'd it possible to be diagnosed with anxiety but really have ADHD or is it possible to have both and also can family doctors treat either one?

Yes and yes!: You can have anxiety due to the symptoms of ADHD affecting your ability to function on a day to day basis and you can have both ADHD AND anxiety. A family doctor may want to get an opinion from a psychologist before treating but once a decision is made to treat the FP can certainly carry on from there. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me how to find a good mental health doctor who treats adult adhd?

Can anyone tell me how to find a good mental health doctor who treats adult adhd?

Fairly Easy: If you go online and look up chadd which is children and adults with attention deficit disorders you will find lots of information including research and resources. They also offer online courses for patients and parents and links to local support groups and providers. Look under www. Chadd. Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can OCD medications be taken with ADHD medications? Can a doctor treat the 2 problems at the same time? Or a doctor will treat every problem alone?

Can OCD medications be taken with ADHD medications? Can a doctor treat the 2 problems at the same time? Or a doctor will treat every problem alone?

One MD, 1 therapist: One psychiatrist can treat both. Slight increased risk of tics with psychostimulants. Psychotherapist can handlle both as well.. ...Read more

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Can the doctor prescribe me ritalin (methylphenidate) along with faverin to treat anxiety problems+adhd? .

Can the doctor prescribe me ritalin (methylphenidate) along with faverin to treat anxiety problems+adhd? .

Possibly: If your psychiatrist evaluates you carefully and thinks both medications will help you, then yes s/he might prescribe them. S/he may want to have the anxiety under control first, though, as Ritalin (methylphenidate) may increase anxiety in some people. ...Read more

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I need a referral to a doctor. Wjo. Coukd treat my adhd, depression, mild OCD and severe tourettes?

I need a referral to a doctor. Wjo. Coukd treat my adhd, depression, mild OCD and severe tourettes?

Psychiatry: Your best bet is to see a psychiatrist and a psychologist for the treatment of these disorders. You can locate these professionals nearby using the tools on www.psychiatry.org - or - if you have insurance, your best bet is to check with the physician locator on your insurance plans website. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is there a way to get the recommended Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) prescribed by a HealthTap doctor to treat my ADHD symptoms?

Is there a way to get the recommended Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) prescribed by a HealthTap doctor to treat my ADHD symptoms?

No: As a controlled substance, adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs a triplicate prescription and cannot be e-scribed. A close relationship with your doctor is important when using these meds ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can tell my doctors I might have adhd?

Can you tell me how I can tell my doctors I might have adhd?

Describe behavior: The best thing you can do is to describe in clear, accurate, descriptive detail the behaviors that relate to your concern. Provide the setting, duration, degree and history of similar things. Also describe family history of it. The doctor can then understand and will make their own diagnosis. They are trained to do this. It is much better than your saying "adhd" for their full understanding. Best! ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of add and adhd?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of add and adhd?

ADD, ADHD: Both have symptoms of inattention, inability to focus or stay on task, starting things but never finishing them, procrastination, inability to retain information and being easily distracted. The 'h' is for hyperactivity and includes impulsiveness and constant movement or fidgeting. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Poor concentration: Difficulty completing tasks, easily distractible, trouble holding jobs, and forgetfulness are some of the common symptoms. Most psychologists can help you assess whether you may have adhd. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! I might have adhd?

Need doctor's help! I might have adhd?

Not sure of your age: Most school systems are able to provide testing for children. If you are an adult- would recommend that you see a psychologist, neuropsychologist or a psychiatrist for formal evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor diagnoses add/adhd?

What kind of doctor diagnoses add/adhd?

Psychiatrist etc: Your psychiatrist, family physician, pediatrician. .. In short any doctor can diagnose adhd but some have more expertise than others in doing so. ...Read more

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How do I get my doctor to test me for adhd?

How do I get my doctor to test me for adhd?

Ask to be tested.: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist skilled in treating adhd. Consider calling various psychiatrists and asking if they test for adhd. Ask your gp if they have a referral for you. When with the psychiatrist, simply ask to be tested. You will need to describe previous school performance, and likely show records. The doctor will guide the interview. ...Read more

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Adhd help I need a doctor? What should I do?

Search: Find out what are the services, practitioners and options in your area; based on your budget or insurance; make an appointment with a psychiatrist of your choice, get diagnosis (i assume that you might believe you have adhd but were not formally evaluated yet) and adequate treatment. Best of lucks. ...Read more

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Should my friend see a doctor if he thinks he has adhd?

That would be a: Good idea. Once a problem is understood it can be addressed. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can ask my doctor about add & adhd?

Straight forward: Explain the symptoms you are experiencing and how it is affecting you. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would I need to get tested for adhd?

What kind of doctor would I need to get tested for adhd?

Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can do an evaluation for adhd. ...Read more

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Which steps would a doctor take to diagnose ADHD or add?

ADHD dx: Doctor should interview you, examine you and conduct or refer you for psychometric testing, and then possibly imaging will be suggested. Other medical conditions should be excluded before diagnosis is made in isolation. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to convince my doctor I have adhd?

What would be a good way to convince my doctor I have adhd?

History and exam: If you doctor/mental health professional is competent, a clear history of the multiple problems with inattentiveness and/or hyperactivity impulsivity that add'ers have, coupled with a specific review of symptoms, coupled with an interview and "mental status exam" should get the diagnosis. Objective computerized testing can also be performed. For competent doc, "convincing" shouldn't be required. ...Read more

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Why are doctors so fast to prescribe ADHD meds to children?

Why are doctors so fast to prescribe ADHD meds to children?

Variable practice: I find the speed at which the prescription is used often depends on the training of the physician. All physicians may be under pressure to "fix" a kid struggling in school. When proper screening and any additional evaluations are completed, medication may be considered a valid tool or not. Anyone prescribing the medications without a valid evaluation process is most likely over medicating. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can deal with ADHD without going to a doctor?

Read: There are so many good books on ADHD management and strategies. Meditation, exercise, yoga, better organizational plans all don't really require a doctor. But being a Dr. I can say that getting started with one and developing a solid plan then following up with your expert is very helpful. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would you approach of you think you had adhd?

Several types: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a child, I would start with your primary care doctor to determine if you have a disorder that mimics ADHD symptoms like hyperthryroidism. If none found, get referral for neuropsychological evaluation. Based on the result, see a neurologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Please explain who's the proper doctor you should see for ADHD diagnosis?

ADHD: Typically either a neurologist or a psychiatrist, especially those who document that they specialize and are familiar with adhd diagnoses. For pediatric patients, school system can sometimes assist with finding appropriate practitioner. There are formal tests that can be done to assess for this. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have adhd, or autism, or none of the above?

Neurodevelopmental: Disorders (A) present with symptoms in childhood (B) cause the person who has them harmful dysfunction in academics, behavior &/or peer interaction & (C) cause functional impairment in at least 2 settings, like home & work or home & school. If these criteria fit, ask your family of origin for childhood history & seek a referral from your doctor for evaluation by mental health professionals. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have ADHD or some sort of a hyperactive issue?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have ADHD or some sort of a hyperactive issue?

Hard to say: You ask a question with no background information. This makes any valid answer impossible. The differentiation of these two labels requires specific testing and observations. Without both, an answer on the site would just be speculation. Find an educational psychologist to do an evaluation and you may find the answer. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does ritalin (methylphenidate) do to people without adhd?

Can doctors tell me what does ritalin (methylphenidate) do to people without adhd?

Greater focus: Just like people with adhd stimulants with help other with focus and increased concentration, unlike antidepressants, which will not make people without depression or anxiety more serene or happy. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I have adhd, but can't afford to go to the doctor. Do I have any other options?

I'm afraid I have adhd, but can't afford to go to the doctor. Do I have any other options?

Many: Make sure to get a good nite's sleep and keep a regular schedule. Avoid junk/refined foods and eat organic food as much as possible. Start both a good quality whole food multi-vitamin/mineral and a fish oil supplement. Start on an exercise program. Avoid stimulants. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed me biperidne for my adhd. Is that appropriate?

Not 1st choice: ...or even second, etc. If you mean Biperiden, it's used in Parkinson's. and not in ADHD to my knowledge. The standard for ADHD medication is the stimulant drugs...Adderall, Ritalin, and their long acting variants. There is a long history of research and clinical supporting this. If not tolerated, Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a second choice with some research behind itMedication ...Read more