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Is There A Good Combination Drug For Depression And Adhd
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
I think I have depression and adhd, but i feel like if i go in and say that, any doctor will just think i'm conning for drugs. What do I do?
Give it a try: If you present your concerns to the doctor (i'd suggest a psychiatrist) as you do here — a bit concerned about looking like a drug-seeker — it should be clear that you aren't. Bear in mind that poor concentration is often a symptom of depression, so depression treatment may help your "adhd" too, without needing adhd meds. (or it could be a separate problem, only a careful eval can say.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is good/helpful to discuss with new psychiatrist if you feel you need medicine for possibly add/adhd and/or depression but you're a recovering addict of stimulants and don't want any prescribed?
What meds would be good to take for adhd/add, anxiety & bipolar/depression, I am going to my dr and I want to run a few options by him?
Hodgepodge!: Mental, behavioral health conditions tend to co-exist, but sometimes it is just one primary diagnostic that is responsibler for all the symptoms.Rather that thinking medication first let your doctor conduct a thorough history and exam, and based on his findings and expericience recommend a treatment plan.Behavioral intervention, exercise, diet, sleep and of course medications could help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ADHD, anxiety and depression. Is it normal for my doctor to have me on vistaril, Wellbutrin, and Abilify? No stimulant or benzos. Not seeking drugs but I told him these meds are making it worse
Absolutely!: As others have noted, some medications may actually treat both symptoms; or, you and your doctor may choose to focus on the most pressing issue first and then turn to the other. Best approach depends on age & symptom presentation. In children, about 25% of those with adhd also have depression, so this is not an unusual presentation. Medications used for each are completely compatible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: They both have underlying imbalance of brain chemicals, . It may include norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin. Sometimes, they are related to genetic causes in folate metabolism called MTHFR ( the gene for converting folate to its active form that is used to make the brain chemicals). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a psychiatrist: Adult add is frequently not associated with hyperactivity, but almost always starts at a very early age. Most adults who need meds were on meds during school years. Lack of focus and attention can also be symptoms of depression, but depression includes mood changes, decreased energy, interest, and pleasure, and/or disrupted sleep pattern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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