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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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Will my ADHD medication help with tramadol withdrawals?

Will my ADHD medication help with tramadol withdrawals?

No: Your concern about tramadol withdrawal should be discussed with your doctor. The symptoms of withdrawal won't be helped by a stimulant. In fact, stimulants can exacerbate the withdrawal symptoms. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can pills actually help with migraines?

Can pills actually help with migraines?

Seek medical opinion: The source of the migraine is a very important component in deciding the correct treatment. If a pill now and again helps control the pain, then that may be a good answer, but until you know what causes the problem i would discusrage you from popping pills since that may mask an underlying condition. Once you know the cause, then your md can guide you in an appropriate treatment path. ...Read more

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Will birth control help or worsen anxiety?

Will birth control help or worsen anxiety?

Little effect: Birth control pills do not help anxiety. They typically do not cause anxiety, either. However, a small percentage of women report that the synthetic hormones in birth control pills contribute to depression or 'just not feeling right'. It may be worth trying for a month or two, as pills are reliable birth control when taken properly and you can always stop them if you feel badly. ...Read more

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Will ADHD meds such as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) also help me manage anxiey and help me feel happier and content inside?

Will ADHD meds such as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) also help me manage anxiey and help me feel happier and content inside?

Not usually: Stimulants usually help with attention and organization. In fact i will make sure patients are treated for anxiety before starting stimulants as stimulants can make anxiety worse. I see you are taking wellbutrin (bupropion) which is more likely to help with anxiety and/or depression. I applaud you on including behavioral therapy as one of your treatments. I wish you well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms? .

Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms?

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Yes: Antidepressants are frequently used to treat pms symptoms especially pmdd. Depending on the symptoms you are having, there are several options. I would consult a psychiatrist and if you can, a reproductive psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms? .

Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms?  

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Yes.: Antidepressants are often prescribed to help deal with the symptoms of pms. Talk with your physician, but also take self care steps including exercise, rest and good nutrition to help you through the difficult times. ...Read more

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Will cocaine help someone with adhd?

Will cocaine help someone with adhd?

No, Cocaine is not: Helpful for symptoms of adhd. It has the potential to really mess you up. ...Read more

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Most preferred sleeping pills to help with depression..?

Most preferred sleeping pills to help with depression..?

Several: There are several antidepressant medications that are commonly used for sleep problems. Which one is best depends on what type of sleep problem an individual has. Please consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Does taking extra magnesium help to avoid ritalin (methylphenidate) tolerance?

Does taking extra magnesium help to avoid ritalin (methylphenidate) tolerance?

Unlikely: Drugs such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) have a tendency to develop tachyphylaxis or tolerance over a period of months, and often dosage increase is only temporarily useful. A better plan might be to switch to a similar medication in a slightly different class, and go back to Ritalin (methylphenidate) after 3 months. I am unaware of any success in preventing phenomenon by use of magnesium. ...Read more

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I'm taking natural things to help with IC will it interfere with me takin synthroid (thyroxine)?

I'm taking natural things to help with IC will it interfere with me takin synthroid (thyroxine)?

Your question: Probably not since most "natural things" are food, namely herbs, plant roots, etc. However, certain minerals such as iodine can affect the thyroid. ...Read more

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Will a person diagnosed with ADHD be taking OCD medicine and ADHD medication all his life?Or OCD will dissipate within months and then can stop medic

Will a person diagnosed with ADHD be taking OCD medicine and ADHD medication all his life?Or OCD will dissipate within months and then  can stop medic

Depends: Some people do remain on medication. Some do not. Working with a therapist can help develop other compensating behaviors or techniques that may reduce the need for medicine. ...Read more

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Agoraphobic/panic type. Moderate caffeine + a benzo seems to work well. Perks me up. Ok to mix the 2? Benzos seem to offset the caffeine antsyness.

Agoraphobic/panic type.  Moderate caffeine + a benzo seems to work well.  Perks me up.  Ok to mix the 2? Benzos seem to offset the caffeine antsyness.

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I want help asap! will tylenol (acetaminophen) help with an Adderall comedown?

I want help asap! will tylenol (acetaminophen) help with an Adderall comedown?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you are experiencing headaches as a withdrawal symptom, tylenol (acetaminophen) may be helpful. It is not likely to help the behavioral effects of coming off adderall. ...Read more

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How can one control the distractions with adhd?

How can one control the distractions with adhd?

Meds, effort: The treatment model that appears most helpful uses stimulant medication. It increases the "supervisor" part of the brain to increase vigilance and dismiss distractions before it triggers awareness and response. As the patient ages, they can become more aware of their need to stay focused. Moving away from random childhood reactivity, maturity can help them drop meds in favor of personal effort. ...Read more

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Will chlorpheniramine allergy pills work for anxiety and depression?

Possibly: Chlorpheniramine has some anxiolytic and antidepressive qualities. That would be an off label use. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medication besides Midol, and Pamprin contain acetaminophen, and caffeine to help with the symptoms of periods?

What over-the-counter medication besides Midol, and Pamprin contain acetaminophen, and caffeine to help with the symptoms of periods?

Options: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more