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Zoloft And Children With Adhd
Hi. I havw been on and for the last year I've been on 200mg of zoloft (sertraline).I just did a questionaire on adhd. Is it possible to be midiagnosed?
Maybe but unlikely: Speak with your prescribing doctor about what is happening. Zoloft (sertraline) usually is prescribed for anxiety, depression, or ocd--all of which can affect attention and focus. Adhd is a lifelong disorder typically diagnosed before puberty. The key is that you are still have difficulties, so explain to your doctor what those are and see if something else can be done to help. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My husband (70) is very irritated the last months. (He uses zoloft (sertraline) for 15 years). He is diagnosed having severe ADHD. He is yelling in the car at me.?
Ritalin worsens my GAD but I have ADHD and helps with that. Taking Zoloft (sertraline) for MDD and GAD. What can I do to have less anxiety on Ritalin?
What medicine will work for OCD/anxiety/ADHD? I am on Zoloft (sertraline) but my intrusive thoughts stop me from being productive? Always caught up in my thoughts
Cognitive-Behavioral: Therapy iworks if frequent & long-term. Practice techniques till they're automatic; I.e., wear a rubber bracelet & "snap out" obsessions. Tourette Syndrome has multiple motor tics & at least 1 vocal tic for at least a year, often + ADHD & OCD, Stimulants for ADHD ^ anxiety. The non-stimulants Intuniv & Kapvay can be used with SSRI's. A neurologist or psychiatrist can re-evaluate & treat. Read more
What are the risks of taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft long term? Being used to treat ADHD and OCD respectively
Not clear: There is conflicting data regarding use of antidepressants later in life and all cause mortality although there is the notion that the medications are relatively benign. There is always going to be a risk benefit analysis that is necessary in addition to the number needed to treat or a number needed to harm with any medication reflecting the capacity to do both good and bad things to patients. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently taking Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and found out I have adhd. What ADHD meds would be best to take without causing more anxiety/attacks?
Got diagnosed with adhd. Am in therapy. Cant use stimulants due to past abuse, wellbutrin/zoloft isn't helping, will I ever find something that works?
Pills are not skills: Agree w/med options listed by other docs, esp. Guanfacine (intuniv) & atomoxetine (strattera), but since these don't work as quickly as pscyhostimulants, patience is an important part of finding med (s) that is/are right for you (though patience is not easy for people w/adhd, of course). Further, no meds will cure adhd, so cbt for adhd & building coping skills is important too. Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My 12yr old was misdiagnosed with ADHD & concerta made him worse, so he was re-diagnosed bipolar. He is on zoloft, (sertraline) too. When will we notice a change?
3-5 weeks depends: One should not diagnose based on a medication reaction and there is great danger in overdiagnosing bipolar in adhd children as there is a 70% overlap in symptoms. Before diagnosing bipolar consulting with both a child psychiatrist and a pediatic clinical psychologist who can do some objective psychological tesing is advised. See adhdassessment. Com. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm 20 and on wellbutrin (bupropion) for ADHD and Zoloft for ocd. Will my brain develop differently/ become dependent on the drugs? Been on them for three years
My 10 yr old son has ADHD and recently developed ocd. He is on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine). Will the daytrana patch make his OCD worse. Strattera (atomoxetine) isn't working?
Possibly: Stimulant medications whether methylphenidate (daytrana, Ritalin, concerta) or amphetamines (Adderall, Vyvanse) can make anxiety worse. For some people, symptoms of ADHD are actually caused by anxiety. Speak to your son's doctor about medications like Wellbutrin (bupropion) or Amantadine. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would Strattera work for my ADHD? Effexor (venlafaxine) made my anxiety worse. Also have MDD and GAD. Taking Ritalin and Zoloft. Ritalin causing GAD to b worse
Possibly: Strattera (atomoxetine)'s mode of action is like that of the tricyclic antidepressants. As a result it might have a positive effect on anxiety. It might make your inattentiveness better, especially if the anxiety is contributing. Speak to your doctor about Strattera (atomoxetine) and stopping Ritalin if it is making your anxiety symptoms worse. Read more
Is it helpful to take multivitamins if I have ADHD & OCD, & I'm taking ritalin & Zoloft (sertraline) & omega-3 supplement (efalex active 50+)? And is it safe?
Probably; yes: I believe it is beneficial for most people to take multivitamins. It's also probably useful for anyone taking most pharmaceuticals. Studies show mutivits. Can have a positive benefit on mood, esp. Those high in b complex: http://bit. Ly/1lu4aou multivitamins are very safe- see http://bit. Ly/18xyule there is no guarantee multivitamins will help but an excellent chance a quality one can be of value. Read more
Taking panadeine extra (15mg codeine+500mg) max daily dose for pain for 2 years and have been prescribed Zoloft 50mg, seretonin syndrone a concern?
Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. It is is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zoloft (sertraline) dose: Although zoloft (sertraline) may be prescribed at an off-label dose of 300mg per day that would only be under psychiatrist / physician supervision and if there was not adequate response to a lower dose. DON'T change medication doses on your own. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taper: As long as one tapers off under medical supervision it is usually tolerable. Tapering too fast or stopping cold turkey can lead to serotonin discontinuation syndrome. Paxil (paroxetine) is one of the more difficult to take off. Most people do fine with a taper. Take care. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person: Has mani depression and appears to be only depressed, antidepressant can trigger manic episodes. If you or someone you know is on an antidepressant and seems to become manic, see a psychiatrist ASAP. They need to reevaluate the medication and the diagnosis. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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