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Pregnant With Adhd
Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity?
1) No. 2) Yes: Adhd-primarily inattentive type (ia) replaced add as a diagnosis when research showed that the underlying neurobiological & neurochemical bases were the same as for adhd-combined type, which has significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity.Adhd-ia is the most common type but c (or h/i in preschoolers) is more commonly referred. Ia is related to academic difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Could a child w developmental delay be diagnosed w high functioning autism w ADHD & gdd/asperger all at the same time?
Poly-dx: While some developmental diagnoses speak to different areas of development (e.g., cognitive delay, social disability like autism) it is unlikely (and in the case of autism and aspergers) or even inappropriate to diagnose all you listed as co-existing. Seek a second opinion from a developmental pediatrician and/or early childhood psychologist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In past, been on strattera (atomoxetine) n buproprionxl for ADHD n mild depression. Now, hyper excessive talker with lack of focus. For these symptoms, a CNS only?
Ever seen a schizoid fibromyalgic, anxious and depress man with ptsd. Husband, father of an addh girl. Teacher with dermatillomania and gynecomastia?
Well, no not exactly: Sounds like a lot going on. But, it is actually common to have multiple psychiatric conditions at the same time. So don't fear that you are terminally unique in this matter. You are on Cymbalta (duloxetine) - but are you receiving psychotherapy? Cognitive processing therapy or the more generalized cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful for you. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The stimulants which include Concerta are still the gold standard of treatment for adhd. Strattera (atomoxetine) is effective but may not be for all patients. There is a subset of patients who for one reason or another are not candidates for stimulant tratment and may benefit from strattera (atomoxetine) and other non stimulants. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it bad if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant?
Professional : Both you and your fetus needs for you to get with professional treatment otherwise both you and your fetus will not develop well. ...Read more
My friend has been diagnosed with ADHD - inattentive subtype. He believes he may have OCD as well (compulsive hand washing,etc). Can they coexist?
Is it possible to have depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD, tonsillitis, and PCOS or am I a possible hypochondriac? (Diagnosed with first 4)
Yes: You would not be the first with all those issues concurrently . The amazing thing is you can do quite well with all of that. Have somebody have a look at that throat and keep the meds as simple as possible down the road . Eat healthy, stay active, get lots of sleep and drink fresh water. Do all that good healthy stuff! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Ritalin (methylphenidate) or similar make OCD symptoms worse? Also can Ritalin (methylphenidate) be taken safely with Prozac? I have OCD and inattentive ADD.
Can concerta cause meltdowns in adults? Psychiatrist said to stop taking Concerta & Ritalin (methylphenidate) even though I had meltdowns b4 diagnosis of ADHD & Bipolar
Please be specific: It would be helpful if you would define what you mean by "meltdown," as this term is used very loosely and can mean different things to different people. Certainly these medications can have untoward side effects. Since it appears that you are working with a psychiatrist, it would probably be best to ask her/him the rationale behind the recommendation to stop Concerta and Ritalin (methylphenidate). All the best. ...Read more
What happens if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant? Will the child have all of these conditions as well?
Genetics aspergers: That's a lot going on for sure. No way to know but there are both genetic and environmental factors involved in all. Probably best to be sure you have good support and be proactive. Here is my take on aspergers http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?
Combination approach: Programs for management would include medications such as stimulants and Amantadine, clonidine for the tics and anxiety and consult with a behavioral psychologist. A consultation with a speech and language therapist may help with the language difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter was diagnosed with attention deficient hyperactivity disorder is she considered disabled? She diagnosed with ADHD and she was precribed with some meds that are caalled controlled substance.
Sort of.: Adhd is explicitly mentioned in the americans with disabilities act, so it qualifies as a disability, meaning that schools or the workplace need to make accomodations if needed to help her succeed. However, it is highly unlikely to qualify for her for disability because it rarely is that impairing. Stimulants are controlled substances but highly useful for treating adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What reason can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 15-30 mg have no effect in someone newly diagnosis with adult ADHD who never took psychotropic medicine?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Generally, if one takes a medication like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for adhd and there appears to be no positive effect, it may mean the effective dose has not been reached. Contact the prescribing doctor and discuss the outcome of the medication. They may review the dosage and make modifications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st time on adderall. Hasn't worked for 2 weeks even @ 20mg in am. Strattera (atomoxetine) always worked. I'm very hyper w rapid highs n lows. Mean ADHD n bipol?
Wot is best treatment for bipolar coexisting adhd ? I am in my 30's I
Already take lithium and lamotrogine to control bipolar can Ritalin (methylphenidate) be added?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more