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Adult adhd medication management help ?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Adult ADHD

Diagnosing ADHD in adults for the first time requires a careful history and evaluation to document onset in childhood.
If childhood onset not clear, other causes for symptoms must be ruled out. Neuropsychologcal testing may be useful to clarify cognitive issues. Medications may be stimulants or non-stimulants. In addition, behavioral and coping strategies are often effective. I hope this helps.

In brief: Adult ADHD

Diagnosing ADHD in adults for the first time requires a careful history and evaluation to document onset in childhood.
If childhood onset not clear, other causes for symptoms must be ruled out. Neuropsychologcal testing may be useful to clarify cognitive issues. Medications may be stimulants or non-stimulants. In addition, behavioral and coping strategies are often effective. I hope this helps.
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Good Advice, very useful!
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
4 doctors agree

In brief: ADHD is a neuro-

developmental disorder in which symptoms must start before age 18, by age 10 for ADHD.
Many smart girls with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type don't get diagnosed till 7th grade, when proliferation of decontextualized academic material + ^ed need for organizational skills occur. Multimodal tx. with medications, behavioral therapy & environmental manipulations = optimal management. See CHADD.org.

In brief: ADHD is a neuro-

developmental disorder in which symptoms must start before age 18, by age 10 for ADHD.
Many smart girls with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type don't get diagnosed till 7th grade, when proliferation of decontextualized academic material + ^ed need for organizational skills occur. Multimodal tx. with medications, behavioral therapy & environmental manipulations = optimal management. See CHADD.org.
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: ADHD/Anxiety

Please see a Psychiatrist to provide history of your symptoms, their effect on your relationships, work and personal life, stresses, unresolved feelings and conflicts, your coping skills; Anxiety, Depression, use of Alcohol and drugs and medications to establish Diagnosis.
With open mind, discuss Diagnosis-it may be ADHD, Anxiety, effect of Alcohol, drugs; Medications. Have Therapy, Relaxation

In brief: ADHD/Anxiety

Please see a Psychiatrist to provide history of your symptoms, their effect on your relationships, work and personal life, stresses, unresolved feelings and conflicts, your coping skills; Anxiety, Depression, use of Alcohol and drugs and medications to establish Diagnosis.
With open mind, discuss Diagnosis-it may be ADHD, Anxiety, effect of Alcohol, drugs; Medications. Have Therapy, Relaxation
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Fortunately, there are non-stimulant medications that can help ADHD of any type. A psychiatrist is has expertise in treating ADHD with comorbid Anxiety Disorders. It's important to see a doctor who knows the risks of combining medications that may both increase serotonin levels. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & learning to modify your ADHD-driven behaviors are both important, also.
Dr. Jacob Behrens
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Happy to help

More than happy to help.
I would recommend requesting a consult and I can help in any general way (cannot treat given state licensure issues)

In brief: Happy to help

More than happy to help.
I would recommend requesting a consult and I can help in any general way (cannot treat given state licensure issues)
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