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Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid. What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

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Dr. Robert Zagar
ADHD & Autism

In brief: Testing

The challenge with comorbid attention deficit and generalized anxiety disorder is whether there is more than meets the eye.
Without a thorough neuropsychological exam including attention, achievement, ability, memory, perception, behavior and a computerized internet based actuarial assessment personality test like the MMPI-A/2 its hard to know what medications to use. Other conditions can exist.

In brief: Testing

The challenge with comorbid attention deficit and generalized anxiety disorder is whether there is more than meets the eye.
Without a thorough neuropsychological exam including attention, achievement, ability, memory, perception, behavior and a computerized internet based actuarial assessment personality test like the MMPI-A/2 its hard to know what medications to use. Other conditions can exist.
Dr. Robert Zagar
Dr. Robert Zagar
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In brief: ADULT ADHD

...WITH ANXIETY MAY BE AFFECTED EFFECTIVELY WITH NON PSYCHOSTIMULANTS AS IN STRATTERA-ATOMOXETINE HCL-, OTHERS MAY BE.
..CLONIDINE OR GUANFACINE. ANY PSYCHOSTIMULANT MA EXACERBATE ANXIETY, UNLESS ONLY SECONDARY TO THE ADHD AND EXPECTATIONS AT WORK OR SCHOOL.

In brief: ADULT ADHD

...WITH ANXIETY MAY BE AFFECTED EFFECTIVELY WITH NON PSYCHOSTIMULANTS AS IN STRATTERA-ATOMOXETINE HCL-, OTHERS MAY BE.
..CLONIDINE OR GUANFACINE. ANY PSYCHOSTIMULANT MA EXACERBATE ANXIETY, UNLESS ONLY SECONDARY TO THE ADHD AND EXPECTATIONS AT WORK OR SCHOOL.
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Dr. Virginio Rodriguez
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