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Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a condition where there is difficulty in having attention and causes hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Insufficient brain development, trauma to the brain, genetics, etc., causes attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Treatments include behavioral therapy, medications, etc.

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My 18-year-old son has substance abuse issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I need advice and possible diagnoses for my 18-year-old son. He has struggled with substance abuse issues for several years. The judge sentenced him to a court-ordered juvenile program for eight months. He decided he wanted to change before that sentencing, so I was hopeful because he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concerns. From everything you have mentioned, I feel he struggles with substance abuse and wants to improve himself. But out of the way, he broke into several houses and stole guns. He felt bad for that too. This behavior is unac...  Read Full »

The continuous stream of thoughts that accompanies my ADHD hinders my ability to fall asleep. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My ADHD significantly hinders my ability to fall asleep. The continuous stream of thoughts that accompanies my ADHD prevents me from achieving a state of restfulness. This issue has persisted for many years, spanning back to my diagnosis 12 years ago. Despite intermittent use of ADHD m...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) -related sleep challenges are significant, and there are strategies you can consider to help improve your sleep quality. One approach is to try a Drug holiday for...  Read Full »

I would like to know more about the signs of high-functioning ADHD. Please answer in detail.

Query: Hello doctor,I would like to know more about the signs of high-functioning ADHD. Please answer the below questions. Kindly answer the query as elaborately as possible.1. What is high-functioning ADHD?2. What are some signs someone might have high-functioning ADHD?3. What might people with high-funct...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most adults who have ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) symptoms report a history of poor school performance. Although some people have mild cases of ADHD and can compensate during their educational years, most people report difficulty performing adequatel...  Read Full »

An 8-year-old gets angry at home and not listening others. Is it due to ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 8 years old. In school, mostly he is good for everything. At home, he gets angry with parents and his 2 years old sister. We cannot shout at him for anything. Mostly he will not listen to us. He will be making loud sounds, taking a knife, telling he wants to die like that thin...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, your child does have some behavioral problem which can be tackled through parental counseling. Children's behavior develops in response to elder's behaviors because they gradually experience things and grow and learn. So, the way you tackle with your child is th...  Read Full »

My 6-year-old child has been suffering from ADHD and is unable to focus and has impulsive behavior. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My child has been diagnosed with ADHD, he is 6 years old. He was having problems focusing and impulsive behavior, the doctor said there is no particular treatment for the condition, can you suggest ways to mend his behavior? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Some strategies that parents and caregivers can use to help manage ADHD symptoms in children: Establish routines: Children with ADHD thrive on routines as they provide a sense of predictability and structure. Esta...  Read Full »

Can a medication cause jaw tics, breathing issues, and collapse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old girl weighing 140 lb. I have been taking 30 mg of Vyvanse for ADHD for a year or two, and it has worked well. It also helps my mood and general outlook on life. However, sometimes, when I do not eat enough during the day, I develop tics in my jaw and face. My jaw get...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a probability that the symptoms you are experiencing are due to your medicine. Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) is a very good medicine, but many other drugs are also effective for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), like Atomoxetine, Methylphenidate, e...  Read Full »

Will I get discontinuation syndrome if I cut on Effexor?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male. My height is 72 inches, and my weight is 182 pounds. I am seeing a psychiatrist for dysthymia, MDD, and ADHD. I have been on Effexor for three years and in the last year, on 300 milligrams. It has helped tremendously, but I do not want to be on medication forever. I feel like...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. I want to ask if you are taking the above medications under psychiatrist observation or self-medication. You can taper off Effexor, but it takes time as you are on a high dose, like 300 milligrams. You take 225 milligrams for six weeks, ...  Read Full »

Will someone get ADHD in teenage years? Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old male. I am concerned about my mental health. I have symptoms of ADHD like fidgeting, restlessness, being very talkative, losing focus or attention, but I am very extroverted, and my academic ratings are good. Does someone get ADHD in their teenage years? And am I on...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a developmental condition which is noticeable since early childhood. Symptoms like hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention will be present before the age of 12 years. Parents and teacher would have commented about it...  Read Full »

My son has a history of psychosis and has a habit of playing with feces. How can we overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, My 15-year-old kid has ADHD, PTSD, general sadness, general anxiety, and psychosis but has not been treated for the previous four years. He has had a lot of issues with him playing in his feces. He puts it on his fingers and rubs it all over his room. The issue existed when he was on R...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Gohil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned, your son suffers from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), depression, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and psychosis. I would like to know who made these diagnoses. Have you been advised of all of these diagnoses by your ps...  Read Full »

I have ADHD and tried several medications, but the efficacy is inconsistent. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with social anxiety four years back and then depression the following year, and ADHD for two years. I have a question regarding ADHD medication. I have tried several ADHD medications, including Concerta, Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Vyvanse. I have noticed that it usually w...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It seems your ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) symptoms are resistant to stimulant group medications and antidepressants. However, I need more information regarding the following. Are you taking Methylphenid...  Read Full »

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