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Test to Evaluate Medication

Hi,  My son has already been evaluated and diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive Type. We are about to meet with the Dr. to discuss medication. First, has anyone had a great experience with medication for this type of ADHD (inattentive) with teens? …

Author: Kathleen
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4 year old with adhd and odd

My 4 year has had adhd since age 2 a year ago i was told she has odd. She sleeps very little at night and can go all day with very little sleep very hyper all day she started meds. At age 3 nothing is working were trying to get her ready for preschool …

Author: Demetria
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How to choose a medication.

I've had diagnosed ADHD since I was 4-6 (as long as I can remember) and was always medicated. First with Ritalin which turned me into a zombie. Then with concerta until I was 14 and decided I didn't want to be medicated anymore. I never really felt …

Author: Kurstie
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Computer Memory Games

All: I am looking for recommendations from other ADHD adults - for Computer memory games.  I use Luminosity - now - but I would like a "better" computer game that concentrates on improving memory. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Joe& …

Author: Joseph
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Evaluation. LCSW vs Psychiatrist, referral. Please help :(

Hi there,  I have a concern if anyone could please help me out. So about 8 months ago social circle and other around me told me that it might be a good idea for me to get evaluated for ADD. So i got a referral and was basically very apprehensive …

Author: S
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Focalin XR and side effects for child...

Hello, my 6-year old son was diagnosed with ADHD w/ ODD. In December, he started Focalin XR, Prozac, and Clonodine. We are now up to 15 mg Focalin XR. We started 10mg Prozac because the Focalin seemed to be exacerbating some OCD/anxiety issues that he …

Author: Nicole
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Adult ADHD after Stroke

I was diagnosed through NeuroPsych testing after a hemoragic stroke.  My stroke team all agree that I should be on medication, but they will not write triplic prescriptions.  Not sure where to go from here. 

Author: Donna
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Therapy for my 12 year old boy

Hi: We have been trying to work with our son for some time now on our own and been rather successful creating a balance and a support in his life. Since he started Middle School all has changed and the challenges are growing bigger each day. He has …

Author: Andrea
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Medicine not working this month?

I'm not sure quite how to phrase this but my prescription does not seem to be working this month? I noticed a difference when I switched from pills from my last refill to pills from my current refill despite the fact that both are supposed to be the same …

Author: K
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ADHD Evaluation Advice

Hi there - so I'm looking to get evaluated for ADHD, and in typical fashion, I've overwhelmed myself with choices. Right now I have the name of a psychiatrist who specializes in it, as well as a couple of licensed clinical social workers with Masters …

Author: Ray
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