Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a mental illness. In this condition, there is difficulty in having attention. There is hyperactivity, and the individual finds it difficult to concentrate on any activity. This is caused due to defects in brain development, genetic, and problems with brain functioning. It is treated by Methylphenidate, Lisdexamfetamine, Guanfacine, etc. Along with medications, behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, etc., help in the treatment.
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Please guide me to get some idea about my concentration issue.
Query: Hi doctor, I have been noticed some of my symptoms for a few years. A few people make comments that got ADHD and so I searched about it. I feel difficulty in finishing a task in an appropriate time. I am always late and tired. I also interrupt other people for help, and my senior shouted me for th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You report difficulties with attention, poor concentration overactivity, and impulsive behavior. These may be suggestive of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). ADHD may present since childhood but is more evident in the adolescent stage, as the academic de... Read Full »
How do I overcome the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Query: Hello doctor,My family members told me to check for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). I never thought that I would have it, but now I believe that I have this condition because my brother told me about its signs and symptoms. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). There is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you try to follow the below-mentioned guidelines to deal with it: You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes. You should do meditation f... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to figure out if I have ADHD. I cannot concentrate at school. While reading, my mind wanders off, and I forget everything. If I stay still, I shake a bit. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The information you have provided indicates towards ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). But at the same time, there are other conditions that have similar kind of presentation as you have reported. Other than this, there are a few other criteria that should b... Read Full »
I am a 27-year-old, and I have ADHD. I am unable to focus and waste all my time. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My family did not tell me until I was 27 that I had ADHD, although I think I had it since I was a youngster. After years of trying and failing, I finally started taking the Atomoxetine tablet ten days ago. But I still get distracted very easily, and my symptoms appear to be getting wor... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly read your query and understand your problem. In your case, there are some internal conflicts. A conflict is two forces acting in opposite directions. For example, your mind is telling you to opt for one thing while emotions are not supporting it, a... Read Full »
I am not benefitted from Adderall once I restart the medicine after a break. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with adult ADD. My psychiatrist prescribed 20 mg Adderall every morning. I took it for a few days (it worked) and then took a break of two days as I found I was not able to sleep on it. I thought I would get a good night sleep and then resume the meds to... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It usually takes a few attempts to optimize your ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) medication regimen. It can be somewhat frustrating, but your experience is not uncommon. Your doctor will titrate the dose of Adderall (Dextroamphetamine, Amphetamine) ac... Read Full »
Will no other stimulants work for me if I do not respond to Phentermine?
Query: Hello doctor, I have ADD and narcolepsy as well. I have not been on any medications for either. I consulted a sleep specialist and psychiatrist in two weeks separately. I have taken Phentermine 37.5 in the past for weight loss which did not work. I would take two pills and still be tired and go to s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Phentermine is a stimulant drug, but its use is mainly limited to weight loss. If that does not work for you, it does not mean that other drugs will not work. If you have been diagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder) and you have narcolepsy, then other stimu... Read Full »
Why is my daughter suffering from GAD become resistant to Celexa?
Query: Hi doctor, My 12 year old girl has been on Celexa from the age of seven years for GAD. She has been on 20 mg for the past three years. It has worked well for the anxiety and mood regulation. She has been irritable and angry with some depression for the past six months. Would you think we should look... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the question. Generalized anxiety disorder is a simple anxiety disorder which is very easy to treat with medicines if it is combined with psychotherapy and progressive counseling. Medicines alone cannot cure it. Celexa (Citalopram) used to help her in anxie... Read Full »
Are my inattention and poor performance in studies caused by anxiety or ADHD?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I have a learning disorder creating a hindrance in my studies. I have been suffering from anxiety and depression since class 7th and have been taking antidepressants for the last three to four years. Since childhood, I have been hyperactive, but currently, my s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. Based on the symptoms you mentioned, you have some underlying anxiety, some learning issue, or symptoms of ADD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). This should be evaluated properly. The doctor prescribed you Paxidep (Paroxetine)... Read Full »
Why do I feel tired, lack motivation, and concentrate after taking ADD pills?
Query: Hello doctor, I was recently diagnosed with ADD. My psychiatrist prescribed me Concerta 18 mg for a week, then 36 mg for another week, and 54 mg for 16 days. I started to take the pills three days ago but, I am tired, have a lack of motivation and no concentration all day long. I feel no benefits. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your psychiatrist diagnosed you as suffering from the ADD (attention deficit disorder), he started you on Concerta (Methylphenidate). But, it seems like you did not take the medication as prescribed. It is a well-known fact that these medications take some time to ... Read Full »
I find it hard to complete a task after starting it. Do I have ADHD?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a general practitioner doctor, and I want to know if I have ADHD. I want to start anything and finish it because I never finish it every time I start something. This problem has been with me ever since I can remember. I do not want to label myself, but I want to know what is happe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your brief description mentions the inability to complete a task which is just one of the several features of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). You may have some relatively common traits of ADHD. We need more information about the constellation of sympto... Read Full »