Can adults have ADHD?

… will allow them to deal with their problems more effectively. How is ADHD treated in adults? Much like children with the disorder, adults with ADHD are treated with medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of treatments. Medications. ADHD medications, including extended-release forms, often are prescribed for adults with ADHD.27 Although not FDA-approved specifically for the treatment of ADHD, antidepressants are sometimes used to treat adults with ADHD. The antidepressant bupropion …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications And Weight Loss

Sandy asks… Lexapro & weight gain? I have an eating disorder (bulimia), depression, and ADHD. My psychiatrist has recently changed my antidepressant from prozac to lexapro, and I’m on adderall for the ADHD. I’ve been reading about lexapro’s side effects online and a lot of people have said that the medication caused them to gain weight. This information is really important to me because I just got out of treatment for my ED, am in recovery, and REALLY don’t …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications

Thomas asks… What medications do you suggest for someone just recently diagnosed with ADHD? I was just diagnosed and was prescribed Straterra. My biggest concern is dependency to this kind of drug..I don’t like the fact that it is also an antidepressant. Any suggestions for someone who hasn’t taken any kind of ADHD medication before? barry jennings answers: Stattera is the least addictive of the ADHD drugs, and it is not an antidepressant. You need to do some more fact …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications Side Effects

… advice? barry jennings answers: Call the prescribing doctor and explain the side effects, usually they will take you off it. Possibly drugs containing methylphenidate aren’t for you (Concerta, Focalin, Matadate, Vyvance and a couple others are all made from Methylphenidate, which is Ritalin). Adderall may work better, or a non-stimulant such as Strattera. Welbutrin is an antidepressant that is frequently used to treat ADHD as well. Many medications have side effects- whats important …

Your Questions About Adhd Causes In Children

… afternoon or evening dosage, or giving an adjunct medication such as a low-dosage antidepressant or clonidine. A few children develop tics during treatment. These can often be lessened by changing the medication dosage. A very few children cannot tolerate any stimulant, no matter how low the dosage. In such cases, the child is often given an antidepressant instead of the stimulant. When a child’s schoolwork and behavior improve soon after starting medication, the child, parents, and …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications For Children

… angel”. That, in my opinion, is wrong. You shouldn’t drug a child just because you don’t want to discipline your child and instead want a “quick fix”. But if the child does truly have ADHD and you have tried everything within your power to “fix” it without medication and none of it worked, then I’m afraid the only thing you can do is give them medication and see if that works. But six year olds cannot be prescribed antidepressant medication. The …

Your Questions About Adhd

Robert asks… What are the differences between antidepressant and adhd medications? I understand that one’s for depression and one’s for adhd but they both make happy chemicals right? What are their effects on the brain compared to each other? How do they work differently? barry jennings answers: [add med] is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. [antidepressant] affects a …

Your Questions About Adhd Cures Causes

… mg/day. Amisulpride is used in low doses for treatment resistant depression. Amisulpride is not approved in the USA. Atomoxetine (Attentrol; Strattera in the USA) is approved for ADHD, but is also used off label for schizoaffective disorder, and depression with another antidepressant. At 106 mg/day it is showing favorable results in weight loss for obese people. So i think your doctor is treating you for depression and weight loss if you are obese. George asks… I have been diagnosed …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications And Weight Loss

… could hurt my efforts. Im also worried about the long term effects. I also need a new antidepressant that does not cause many sexual side effects. I am a virgin because i am so insecure about the sexual side effects i have now. barry jennings answers: Your doctor is the one to answer this question and address your concerns. There are a ton of antidepressants, and what works for one person may not work for another. Your doctor can help you find a new antidepressant to try, so what people …