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Use Of Methylphenidate In Stroke Patients
Partial answer: Stimulants definitely increase dopamine, which is concentrated in a very old part of the brain called the mid-brain and, among other things, is involved in reward systems. There are strong connections between this part of the brain and the frontal cortex, which is where some problems associated with adhd seem to arise. Exactly why this works so well is still unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reuptake inhibition: Methylphenidate inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine & Dopamine in the post-synaptic neuron. This means it keeps these neurotransmitters around longer at a receiving nerve cell connection (synapse) to get their message across better. Any brain system using norepinephrine or Dopamine can be impacted, not just the ones we want. That's how side effects happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the maximum dose of ritalin ir which can be given to a patient if he needs much more than normal? How many mgs are a maximum?
I've heard 40-60mgs: I've heard that doses higher than 60 mgs per day can be harmful and are not recommended. If your symptoms are not controlled well by the meds you take at safe high doses, perhaps additional forms of treatment like cbt therapy might help. Young people can benefit so much from learning better self-management life skills. The best part is that they improve many things and have no health risks. Think. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a psychatrist have a method to be sure that the patient taking ritalin has arrived to the better dosage other than the patient's own observations?
Blood levels: Yes, if necessary blood levels can be checked. ...Read more
YES: For stroke: acute damage presents either immediately or shortly thereafter. Damage would depend on the extend and damage caused by the stroke. Sometimes treatment (med ; occup therapy) can mitigate longterm damage. With seizure, usually no longterm damage (unless injury during seizure), but repeated generalized seizures can alter cognition. ...Read more
I have taken a high dose of ritalin for adult add for many years. I have never had a negative side effect ~ it just works! I am now reading that other doctors are finding this does indeed work for some patients. What is the current thinking on your pan
Please can drugs be given to stroke patient to heal and repair the damaged nerves and other parts, and also so help recovering process?
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