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Stimulant (Definition)

Stimulants are a kind of psychiatric drug.

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What is non stimulant response impulsivity?

What is non stimulant response impulsivity?

Are you asking if : Impulsivity, a symptom of adhd responds to non-stimulant medications, like atomoxetine or long-acting guanfacine? Each child's response is different, but there's ~ 65% chance these will work. Stimulants (methylphenidate & amphetamine) work 80-90% of the time for symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity. Long-acting Guanfacine can be given with a stimulant, also. ...Read more

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How do non-stimulant drugs help add kids pay attention?

How do non-stimulant drugs help add kids pay attention?

+ by -: ...Meaning "addition by subtraction". By reducing "hyper" activity, and subduing some impulsiveness, the patient is more apt to be under their own self control, and essentially make informed, beneficial choices -- rather than just react excessively to various stimuli. There's more to it than this, but to me, this it the basic functional effect of most so-called non-stimulants. ...Read more

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ADHD (Tip)

ADHD

Aap standard of care is to use a stimulant medication in the treatment of adhd. 10/2011 see files. ...See more

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Could a doctor prescribe stimulant drugs without requiring diagnosis first?

Could a doctor prescribe stimulant drugs without requiring diagnosis first?

Not a good doctor...: A doctor can prescribe anything they want if they don't care about legal requirements, medical ethics and their own reputations, and if they lack a conscience. Stimulants are potentially very dangerous drugs, and physicians need to assure their patients 1) are health enough to take them and 2) have a diagnosis that requires them and 3) are followed carefully while on them. Less = malpractice. ...Read more

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The stimulants prescribed for my ADHD don't seem to be working. What should I do?

Re-visit diagnosis: It's extremely rare for stimulants to not work in adhd. If adequate dosages have been tried, i would recommend discussing with your doctor whether any other diagnosis would explain symptoms that seem like adhd but perhaps aren't. ...Read more

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ADHD

Too many bogus treatments are on the net. No proven treatment other than stimulant medication. ...See more

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Any laxative that can be taken regularly other than fiber pills? Those make it worse for me, and I've heard its bad to continue to use stimulant laxtiv

Any laxative that can be taken regularly other than fiber pills? Those make it worse for me, and I've heard its bad to continue to use stimulant laxtiv

Miralax: Miralax is over-the-counter and safe for long-term use for constipation. Make sure that the underlying cause of your constipation has however been evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Sleep better (Tip)

Sleep better

Sleep tip: nicotine is a stimulant. Avoid it before bed. ...See more

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I have been diagnosed with adult adhd. In your experience what kind of non-stimulant medications or therapies are the safest and most effective?

I have been diagnosed with adult adhd.   In your experience what kind of non-stimulant medications or therapies are the safest and most effective?

Working with : Service men ; women who deploy, it is often advantageous to use non-controlled medications. As a result, I have used straterra with a number of adults with excellent results and a good side effect profile. ...Read more

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