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When i take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for my ADHD i don't feel like I have ADHD does my brain turn normal when im on adderal and when im off it goes back to ADHD brain?

When i take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for my ADHD i don't feel like I have ADHD  does my brain turn normal when im on adderal and when im off it goes back to ADHD brain?

Temporary benefit: Stimulants like Adderall and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can help your brain perform normally because of the temporary physiologic changes they produce. These drugs target the your brain's prefrontal cortex -- which is associated with attention, focus, decision making, and expression of personality. http://tinyurl.com/lm6ccs7 neuroplasticity may also be involved. http://tinyurl.com/n7jfds3. ...Read more

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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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Does adhd, come and go? Sometimes i feel normal, then i get a spurk of hyperness energy, and can't focus, my mind is going 90 miles an hour...

Does adhd, come and go? Sometimes i feel normal, then i get a spurk of hyperness energy, and can't focus, my mind is going 90 miles an hour...

Usually not: Adhd while its symptoms sometimes vary does not usual behave this way. What you are describing sounds possibly like a form of bipolar disorder. You should go over this with a psychiatrist as the treatment for the two conditions are very different and effective help is available for both. ...Read more

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How does overdosing on ADHD medication affect the brain?

How does overdosing on ADHD medication affect the brain?

What Med ??Narcotic?: Patients with methamphetamine intoxication range from the virtually asymptomatic to those in sympathomimetic crisis with seizures, metabolic acidosis, and imminent cardiovascular collapse. Agitation, tachycardia, and psychosis are among the most frequent findings identified on presentation to the emergency department (ed) life-threatening intoxication .Hypertension, tachycardia, seizure, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible for someone to have an ADHD brain?

Please tell me if it is possible for someone to have an ADHD brain?

Brain disorder: ADHD is a brain disorder. This biological disorder begins in childhood. To begin in adulthood if an individual idid not have symptoms as a child, it can be triggered by brain trauma or brain infections. Some medications can produce side effects mimicing ADHD ...Read more

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How does ADHD medication affect the brain of someone who does not have adhd?

How does ADHD medication affect the brain of someone who does not have adhd?

Just like "Speed": Frequently medications used for adhd are stimulants. Brain of those with adhd is different and are slowed down by these medications as opposed to "getting high" which would be reaction if not adhd. Use of these medications if not adhd is not only illegal, but potentially addictive and result in socially inappropriate and possibly life threating behavior. ...Read more

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I am curious if ADHD is under-functioning of certain brain areas, what is over-functioning?

I am curious if ADHD is under-functioning of certain brain areas, what is over-functioning?

Overarousal: The opposite of underaroused state which characterizes ADHD is overarousal which characterizes nervous and anxious state. Both can produce inattentiveness and difficulty focusing. ...Read more

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Does ADHD also make you have brain fog?

Does ADHD also make you have brain fog?

ADHD: Some with adhd are foggy because there is a breakdown in the brain system facilitating selective attention, resulting in an overload situation. As a result it is hard to focus and pay attention, and interferes with mood and intellectual ability. Overload may also result in brain related fatigue. ...Read more

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Could ADHD medications change your brain chemistry?

Could ADHD medications change your brain chemistry?

Yes: That is the point. They increase Dopamine in the synapses in particular parts of the brain, helping to make the synapses work better. In adult who took medicine, those changes can remain in effect without the medication. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ADHD medications to change your brain chemistry?

Long term effect: ADHD is treated with medications,it is at this time it does effect brain chemistry,like any other medicines,is effective,in truly diagnose condition,in those children who really need it,once stopped,there is no long lasting change,in unaffected children,however,does have adverse effects while being on the mess.there appears to be no permanent change.caution is always recommended. ...Read more

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What does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) do to the brain of a person with ADHD does it change their perspective ?

What does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) do to the brain of a person with ADHD does it change their perspective ?

Complicated: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug that has to be converted, probably by GI enzymes, into dextroamphetamine, which acts like amphetamine in the brain. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) was formulated to reduce abuse potential. It increases availability of Dopamine ; norepinephrine, which improves attention. Adverse effects include anaphylaxis, severe rash ; cardiac probs. Has preg ā€œcā€ rating (use w/ caution). Avoid if breast feeding. ...Read more

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Minimal brain dysfunction mbd & ADHD & add distinctions?

Minimal brain dysfunction mbd & ADHD & add distinctions?

Old term: Mbd is the old (pre 1980) term for adhd. Someone with adhd on the chadd website once joked, "mbd? Does that mean I have a minimal brain or a minimal dysfunction?" add is frequently used to mean adhd without hyperactivity (primarily inattentive type). ...Read more

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Can the frontal lobe of the ADHD brain catch up with a non-adhd brain?

Frontal lobe functio: The smaller size of the frontal lobe catches up, but it"s function does improve with the aid of medicines ...Read more

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Are blood flow in the brain and ADHD related or it it is just related to dopamine ?

Are blood flow in the brain and ADHD related or it it is just related to dopamine ?

Blood flow in ADHD : Adhd is very complicated. If you're interested in the neurology of it I am enclosing the following website. Newideas.Net/adhd/neurology an introduction and overview of the neurology of adhd -it's an excellent website with some interesting colored pictures of different types of eegs and scans. People with adhd definitely have decreased regional blood flow in the right prefrontal cortex. ...Read more

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Even at 8g of Piracetam a day I noticed almost nothing. Could I assume that Modafinil would't do much either for my ADHD/brain fog or should I try it?

Even at 8g of Piracetam a day I noticed almost nothing. Could I assume that Modafinil would't do much either for my ADHD/brain fog or should I try it?

Theres other options: Brain fog? Is it ADHD? Could it be depression? Or something else? Have you gotten yourself tested or evaluated? Its hard to say if modafinil will help since it's different from the racetams, but how about stimulants or Wellbutrin (bupropion)? ...Read more

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How does methylphenidate work for ADHD patient? What's the chemical reason in the brain?

How does methylphenidate work for ADHD patient?  What's the chemical reason in the brain?

Dopamine: It blocks the Dopamine reuptake (prevents the break down of dopamine) in the frontal lobe, which in turn increase Dopamine in the frontal lobe ( executive center of the brain). ...Read more

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I have ADHD, but I do not take medication because of the side effects. Are there any supplements that I could be taking to attenuate the brain fog?

Sugar Elimination: Sugar is a stimulant and itself may contribute to the symptoms of ADHD. You could try eliminating sugar from your diet for three weeks and see if you notice a difference. There are herbal supplements such as ashwaganda and rhodiola that are suggested as overall anti-stress formulas but these like all medications are best taken under medical supervision. A Functional Medicine doctor may be helpful. ...Read more

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Before I adopt a child, is there a way to test a 2 year old for ADHD or other brain problems with a cat scan, mri, or any other way?

Before I adopt a child, is there a way to test a 2 year old for ADHD or other brain problems with a cat scan, mri, or any other way?

Probably not: Age 2 is far too young to be able to test for many of the disorders of concern to you, and scans are not going to help. Infant psychologists can estimate overall intelligence and functioning at this age, but that may be affected by the child's circumstances before adoption. They can pick up current problems but are not apt to be great at predicting future ones such as adhd. ...Read more

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