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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What are the side effects of taking Adderall for a long time?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

As a mother, how should I take care of my son with ADHD?

Query: Hi doctor,My son is not paying much attention to anything like studies, games, or what other people say. He is 14 years old, and I took him to the doctor, and the doctor confirmed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Can you explain what it is? Will any tablets help him return to everyday life?...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your son seems to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and you have to support him in all activities and arrange special education. This is a condition wherein the brain does not reciprocate to all stimuli, and thoughts are conf...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms related to autism or bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am waiting for an assessment of autism spectrum disorder. In the past few years, I have been misdiagnosed with bipolar, and my current diagnosis is borderline personality disorder. But, I am not sure whats going on really. I am 100 % confident that I am ASD, as it covers my "base per...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It does not appear to be related to autism spectrum disorder. It goes more in favor of bipolar disorder with a current episode of mania. A personality disorder can also be there. The differential diagnoses are: 1) Bipolar disorder. 2) Emotionally unstable personali...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Propranolol with Adderall for ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been prescribed Adderall 10 mg two tablets daily for ADHD and 10 mg Propranolol as needed for anxiety. Adderall is helping my ADHD. However, I have experienced increased anxiety and all the physical symptoms that come along with it, including chest tightness since taking the Ad...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long are you taking Adderall? It is known that some people experience increased anxiety when taking Adderall ( Dextroamphetamine, Amphetamine). If the excessive stress continues to be problematic and has not settled in few weeks, discuss with your psychiatrist ab...  Read Full »

I have been on Effexor for three years and want to stop taking it now, but I am scared of getting discontinuation syndrome. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male. My height is 183 centimeters, and my weight is 83 kilograms. 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 f...  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 »

Are my psychiatric medicines the cause of high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 year old and weigh 70 kg. My blood pressure is on a higher side with readings around 150/90 always. I have a history of depression and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). I am currently on medication for depression and blood pressure and have been prescribed Nexito F...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are already on blood pressure (BP) medicines tablet Nexovas (Cilnidipine) and Nebimac (Nebivolol). Tablet Nebimac controls heart rate. Psychiatric medicines may affect heart rate, but not that significant to affect BP (BP=Cardiac output x heart rate). And the ben...  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. 1. Are you taking Methy...  Read Full »

Will in-patient treatment for young adults help for ADHD and social phobia?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old and I just started taking online college classes. I attempted to go to in-person classes but I had panic attacks and I dropped out. For the last two years, I only leave my apartment to go to the movie theater and grocery store. I also go to the doctors and therapists, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per details provided by you regarding your diagnosis, such patients tend to have difficulty in attention and concentration along with difficulty in facing social situations and anhedonia. The best course of treatment as per prevailing clinical guidelines is psycho...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with ADHD. Please suggest a treatment for it.

Query: Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with ADHD. I experience sudden bursts of energy which I usually expel by flexing my hands and making noises. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions; 1. Can you please elaborate on what kind of excitement or energy burst you feel? 2. Do you think these symptoms relate to anxiety or restlessness? Please follow up with the answers. T...  Read Full »

My 10-year-old son is a master manipulator. Is he suffering from ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 10 years old. Since one year, he has been urinating in his pants in school and often arguing with adults and sometimes with other kids. He has once threatened me that he would commit suicide. He tells people he is a "master manipulator" and that there is nothing wrong with hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashanth. B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From your description, there are two things which come to my mind apart from the ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). One is ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), and the other one is a conduct disorder. But, your description d...  Read Full »

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