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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Advice for ADHD and bipolar?

Advice for ADHD and bipolar?

Comprehensive care: For best results, you need both a psychiatrist and a psychologist or other therapist, if the psychiatrist does not provide psychotherapy. Some do, and many do not. There are multiple forms of psychotherapy that will help support you. Managing your illnesses will not depend only on the medications. Attend carefully to your sleep/wake routines, and eat balanced, healthy, non-processed foods. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC drugs like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD focusing issues?

Are there any OTC drugs like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD focusing issues?

Not really: Some people find that caffeine helps them, but there are no medications as potent as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants available over the counter. Lots of products advertised on the internet as "natural" treatments; nearly all contain various forms of stimulants. Better to know what you're taking and what the dose is. ...Read more

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Best supplement substitute for vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

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Best supplement substitute for vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) supplement: There are supplements such as Antioxidants Flaxseed oil or Fish oil, but no substitutes. ...Read more

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Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

No studies yet: Deplin has not yet been studied in children with adhd, so we don't know the answer to this question. A clinical trial at nih is planned for adults with adhd, though. They plan to use deplin along with oros-methylphenidate -- but results will be some time in coming since they're only at the recruitment phase now. Sorry! ...Read more

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Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Yes: There are several promising studies using zinc, magnesium, vit b6 amino acids, phosphatidylserine and neurofeedback.There are also numerous studies proving the efficacy and safety of medications (if used properly by a knowledgeable physician) behavioral intervention and parent skill training, although time consuming is efficacious and for the most part free of side effects.Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Are melatonin supplements safe for teenagers?

Are melatonin supplements safe for teenagers?

Melatonin can: Be used by a teenager. However, don't know what dose you are referrring to. ...Read more

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Reboxetine good for ADHD and focus?

Reboxetine good for ADHD and focus?

Not proven : Reboxetine is similar to atomoxetine (strattera) being a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, but its application for use in usa was declined by the fda in 2007 because it showed no efficacy for adhd or depression in research studies. It is used in europe for add & depression. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter ADHD meds for toddler?

Are there any over-the-counter ADHD meds for toddler?

Confusing question: Why would you think your toddler is adhd ? If you have a hellian to raise please seek out the services of a child psychologist or developmental pediatrician. There are no otc products that i would ever recommend to deal with child behavior issues. Proper evaluation and work with a behavioral therapist and or psychiatrist are indicated in the more severe cases. ...Read more

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Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

The more the better: Questionnaires alone do not make the diagnosis of adhd. The gold standard is the cbcl >http://vinst.Umdnj.Edu/vaid/testreport.Asp?Code=cbca< cbcl helps address comorbidities. The diagnosis of adhd is made by history, physical and neurodevelopmental examination. It is a medical disease! ...Read more

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Any supplements available that you recommend for ADHD? Or in conjunction with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Any supplements available that you recommend for ADHD? Or in conjunction with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Omega -3 DHA & EPA: Omega-3 unsaturated fats are found in fish and in flax seeds, also chia seeds; Ocean fish such as; Mackerel, Wild caught Salmon, Red-Snapper, Grouper, & Sardines. ...Read more

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Best herbal supplement for stress/anxiety?

Best herbal supplement for stress/anxiety?

Many can help: Kava can help with anxiety, but valerian is more sedating and could help more with sleep. Don't forget lemon balm, hops, passion flower, and the adaptogens rhodiola rosea and ashwagandha. Make sure you buy from reliable companies who check for heavy metals and correct raw material. Tell your doctor about any herbs you're using. Homeopathy can provide much deeper ; more individualized healing. ...Read more

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Anyone still taking atomoxetine for adhd?

Anyone still taking atomoxetine for adhd?

Yes: Occassionally it helps, but in general stimulants work better are safer and with a longer track record.There are patients that do benefit from it. ...Read more

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Are 5htp and GABA supplements effective for depression/anxiety?

Are 5htp and GABA supplements effective for depression/anxiety?

Possibly: It will depend on what kind, degree of depression/anxiety you are having. If it is affecting your function and is getting worse, and not related to an obvious stressor you may want to consult your Doctor or other mental Health provider for help with an assessment. Many times supplements are not regulated and you cannot be sure what are you getting. There are other ways like relaxation techniques, ...Read more

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Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Not really: Good nutrition is good for the whole body including the largest organ, the skin. As some have mentioned mega doses of vitamin b5 have been shown over a fairly long period of time to have a small benefit but not without other side effects. ...Read more

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What medications should I take for ADHD inattentive, ptsd, depression and anxiety?

Medications: You need to work with your physician to determine the best combination for you. ...Read more

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What are some herbal supplements for depression and anxiety?

My thoughts: If you have clinical depression & anxiety you'd be better off using medication--it takes a large amount of herbal preparation to equal a weak antidepressant--sort of like hunting elephants with a bb gun! (:. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

Yes: Behavior modification, learning to focus on one thing at a time, hypnotherapy, which helps with focused attention, and restructuring behavior patterns. In hypnotherapy, one becomes aware of the observing ego, which may help monitor and alter behavior patterns. ...Read more

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Are there natural supplements to take for insomnia?

Are there natural supplements to take for insomnia?

Melatonin + sleep : Hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Can a family practice doctor prescribe me meds for adhd? Strattera (atomoxetine)? Does strattera (atomoxetine) work for adhd? Is there a lot of side effects?

Can a family practice doctor prescribe me meds for adhd?  Strattera (atomoxetine)? Does strattera (atomoxetine) work for adhd? Is there a lot of side effects?

Yes, ok, yes, no: A family dr can (if he considers it appropriate for you) write strattera (atomoxetine) (a good med for adhd, with few and not common side effects) or refer you to a psychiatrist if he feels like it. Get treatment if you have adhd. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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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