Adult attention deficit disorder medication

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707438 tn?1240963240 More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD. Well worth the purchase price on Amazon.
Avatar n tn By coincidence, I have recently been associated with two ADHD diagnosed persons, both of whom experience some depression, but who are not on anti-depressants, because they are counterproductive to their condition. They take medication that is specifically used for Attention Deficit. I hope that you have found a truly helpful support system by now - someone who listens and knows there is not a one-size-fits-all fix for those with emotional challenges that come from chemistry deviations.
Avatar n tn After a recent meeting with her psychiatrist she was prescribed a low dosage of ritalin. I have never heard of this medication for bipolar disorder, is it new? What is your opinion of this treatment?
521840 tn?1348844371 A Common Source of Treatable Problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has generally been considered largely a disability of childhood, one that many people expect to leave behind as they grow to adulthood. Most of us think of ADHD as primarily a child’s problem that interferes with progress at school. We often picture hyperactive little boys with behavior problems.
Avatar n tn occupational therapy, behavioral therapy, yoga and meditation techniques, music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, psychiatrist, and psychologist. If you are prescribed to a medication I recommend from my experience that you also seek a outside support group or proffesional help that will also help guide you to further self-improvemnt and mental growth.
Avatar m tn You have certainly got a lot to be proud of given how hard it has been for you to deal with your depression, anxiety and frustration. You may not be surprised to learn that there are not simple answers to the problems that you have had to wrestle with your entire life. When I approach someone with a story similar to yours I find that I need to take a lot of time doing an assessment.
Avatar f tn libido changes Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin) is in the class of central nervous system stimulants, and it has major effects on our brain and nervous system. It helps to treat ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, by helping the patients "focus" better. However, CNS stimulants can also increase blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature, in addition to effecting our mood, appetite, and sleep pattern.
1304850 tn?1273219093 org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 Realize that while the above mentioned source is pretty good for ADHD, it really doesn't get into ADD. Its not unusual for girls to go undiagnosed with ADD because they are not the hyperactive little boys running around getting the attention.
Avatar f tn Apparently kids grow out of this and the remainder that carry this disorder into their adult lives are autistic or mentally challenged, which I am neither. My doctor prescribed me clonazepam, which does not work and I'm not taking an addictive, benzodiazepine for the rest of my life. Does anyone relate to my problem and if so what treatments have worked for you? I'm going to go insane!
Avatar n tn Adderall is a medication used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), at initial doses of 5 to 10 mg daily in children aged 6 to 11 years, with possible dose increase of 5mg weekly, up to a maximum of 40 mg per day in 2 or 3 divided doses. Seroquel is an antipsychotic medication that is not recommended in treating patients under the age of 18 years.
322138 tn?1306246734 check out www.chadd.org for much information on ADD. Also, Sari Solden's book "Women With Attention Deficit Disorder" is a great book for women. Your life is just beginning with the diagnosis. You must se a psychiatrist for proper medication treatment. Stan Kapuchinski, M.D.
709671 tn?1252929332 according to them, i am suffering from sever depression, mild to severe bipolar, ocd and/or trichotillomania, and adult attention deficit disorder[add]. i am out of therapy for almost 6 months now! the condition is worsening!
Avatar m tn (a) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), (b) Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or conduct disorder, but it is difficult to disentangle those features from those of BPD. I certainly exhibited episodes of hyperactivity-impulsivity or just impulsivity, but I cannot find any detailed information about these early years since everyone who knew me then is now dead or not contactable. 2.7.1.
202436 tn?1326477933 apart from repititve, stereotyped movements or vocalizations like blinking, sniffing and facial movements, others are attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder etc. treatment include dopamine D2 receptor antagonist therapy, dopamine agonist therapy and habit reversal therapy. Consult a neurologist for best advice. Take care.
1779256 tn?1317550308 You say you've always been a bit hyperactive and I'm just wondering as you enter adulthood if you may have Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Please note that there are absolutely no letters after my name! I think there might be a forum for that around here somewhere.........if there is, check it out. If this "condition" is affecting your life or your job it's definitely time to see a doctor, which I think I would do anyway just because it's causing you some anxiety.
709671 tn?1252929332 it seems i am suffering from severe depression,mild to severe bipolar disorder,ocd and trichotillomania, adult attention deficit disorder do i see a psychiatrist or a psychologist? what's the difference between these two?
Avatar m tn As many as 50%–80% of children with Tourette's disorder have some symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), including a short attention span, restlessness, poor concentration, and diminished impulse control. On average, ADHD will manifest two and a half years before the tics appear. A dual diagnosis of ADHD and tic disorder is associated with more severe tics and greater social impairment than for tic disorder by itself.
Avatar n tn Although I am NOT a doctor, have you ever considered you might have a mild case of ADD (attention deficit disorder)? Your symptoms sound like mine (I'm 54), and throughout my life I've had trouble concentrating, completing tasks, etc. What got me through school, and excelling was my intellect. I'm a teacher, so as an adult, I recognized the symptoms. When I was growing up, no one knew about ADD. I'm not saying that is what you have, I'm just throwing it out as a possibility.
Avatar m tn One of the accompaniments of attention deficit disorder in adulthood is depression. I would suggest you explore adult ADD and discuss management strategies with your psychiatrist. You might benefit from an alternative treatment plan. Although Wellbutrin is shown to be effective for adult add, there is no evidence so far to show that is the most efficacious medication.
Avatar m tn 4) DSM 5 will likely trigger a fad of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder leading to widespread misuse of stimulant drugs for performance enhancement and recreation and contributing to the already large illegal secondary market in diverted prescription drugs. 5) Excessive eating 12 times in 3 months is no longer just a manifestation of gluttony and the easy availability of really great tasting food. DSM 5 has instead turned it into a psychiatric illness called Binge Eating Disorder.
Avatar f tn Your daughter is three years of age? ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder. Even though they are both attention disorders, they are quite different. Your daughter is three years old; she is going to be hyper, she is going to have more energy than your whole family combined, just as well as every other three year old out there. I have a three year old of my own which inhibits every behavior you mentioned.
Avatar n tn (we adults call it abuse) and not because you have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/or ADHD). If you have ADD, then you know you can discuss your full medical diagnosis with either your endo or your psychiatrist. Many teens seems to use this drug to get energy that they feel they lack, or to get a high they want.
Avatar f tn //helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/11181.html?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=February http://www.chadd.org/Portals/0/AM/Images/Understading/AUG01AngerOverloadinChildren-DiagnosticandTreatmentIssues.pdf Let me know if you have any questions.
2212714 tn?1342262344 The Twelve Steps--A Guide for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder There is so much on the Internet that I don't know where to start. I would say, you start your own research and then post more questions here. I will get emails when you do, will answer and hopefully others will also join this discussion. For treatment, he should start with checking into what counseling services are available at his college. I was helped a great deal by therapists and therapy groups at my college.
Avatar f tn the antipsychotic Risperdal, the antidepressant Prozac, two sleeping medicines and one for attention-deficit disorder. All by the time he was 3. He was sedated, drooling and overweight from the side effects of the antipsychotic medicine. Although his mother, Brandy Warren, had been at her “wit’s end” when she resorted to the drug treatment, she began to worry about Kyle’s altered personality. “All I had was a medicated little boy,” Ms. Warren said. “I didn’t have my son.
Avatar n tn Ted Hoffman, after discussing background and my personal diagnosis as a parent from the reading that I have done (Bipolar Disorder Type Two, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabled, Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Dr. Hoffman said that it was unfortunate that Brandon responded poorly to Abilify because the dopamine is what he needs for his condition, but since this caused a Dystonic Reaction he will have to work around this with different medications. Dr.
Avatar m tn Running around with no purpose or direction doesn't hurt a child or anyone else, so that is not a good reason to be medicated, IMO. Being attention deficit at 3 and unable to play with other kids, also is not harming anyone. My son is 11 and can't read and has a hard time with other kids, but we never tried to make him fit in. Just this year, he has chosen to try and fit in. We encourage him to do what he wants to do.
Avatar n tn Forgive me for posting here, as I don't think I have ADHD, but I seem to have some kind of attention deficit and restlessness which makes it hard for me to concentrate on my tasks. I remember having those problems at school; than they became less severe, especially when I had jobs which required a lot of moving around and being active (teaching etc.).
Avatar n tn I did some research both online and from texts, including taking the WHO adult self-report scale for attention deficit disorder. I told my psychiatrist my situation and asked to be put on Strattera. It has had a marginal effect overall; we've slowly moved up the doses to the current 80mg. I understand that this is still only a moderate dose for this medication, but my hope for it having any lasting effect has faded.