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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?

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 more

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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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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

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

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What are the risks of taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft long term? Being used to treat ADHD and OCD respectively

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 more

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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?

Get evaluation: The combination of Xanax (alprazolam) and Zoloft can cause difficuty with focus and attention. Did you have problems with attention before these medications? If not, have your doctor reconsider your medications. Anxiety can mimic symptoms of ADHD Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

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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?

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

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Can I switch from Zoloft to wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Switch to Zoloft (sertraline): If limited response & as directed by your prescribing doc. Read more

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What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

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 more

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Is it okay if I took 300 Zoloft (sertraline) instead of 150?

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 more

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How difficult is quitting ssri's/zoloft?

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 more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) safe during pregnancy?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) safe during pregnancy?

Maybe: Almost everything affects the fetus. We do not know if Zoloft (sertraline) does. However, whether to use it during pregnancy depends on weighing the risks of not using it against the benefits of using it. I always defer to the OB/GEN overseeing the pregnancy. Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) trigger manic episodes?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) trigger manic episodes?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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