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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

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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I want to learn about Methyphenidate. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I am contemplating Methylphenidate as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and I am interested in understanding its effectiveness and potential side effects. Could you explain how Methylphenidate functions in managing ADHD symptoms? Also, what are the typica...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Methylphenidate (Methylphenidate hydrochloride) is a central nervous system stimulant that increases the levels of certain neurotransmitters, like dopamine and norepinephrine, in the brain. These neurotransmitters are cru...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to ADHD?

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 »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

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 »

My 16-year-old daughter is showing ADHD symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am writing as a concerned mother regarding my 16-year-old daughter, who has been displaying symptoms consistent with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I am considering seeking a consultation with a psychiatrist to delve deeper into this matter. Could you offer informati...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Thank you for reaching out for assistance from a psychiatrist. I am here to offer guidance on diagnosing and treating ADHD in adolescents. The diagnostic process typically involves a thorough evaluation, encompassing a medical history ...  Read Full »

My son has ADHD. Is Methylphenidate safe for him?

Query: Hello doctor,My son has been diagnosed with ADHD, and the school doctor says he needs treatment. They mentioned a drug called Methylphenidate for it. I am a bit worried about giving him this medication due to its effect on his brain. Is it worth it? He has trouble focusing, is always unsettled, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the limited information provided, if your son has been diagnosed with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), then he needs two things - psychotherapy and medication. As you correctly mentioned every kid is different, but most kids do well with the trea...  Read Full »

I have recently been diagnosed with ADHD. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and my doctor has suggested starting treatment with Methylphenidate. I am a bit hesitant about taking medication, so I wanted to ask about the potential benefits and side effects of Methylphenidate for AD...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Methylphenidate is a commonly prescribed medication for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), and it can offer several benefits: Improved focus and attention: Methylphenidate helps increase dopamine levels in the brain, improving fo...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some treatment strategies for ADHD besides medicines.

Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with ADHD. She is taking the medications prescribed by her doctor. I want to know treatment options beyond medication. Could you please provide some insight into alternative treatments? Also, I am curious about the potential side effects ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for your daughter. Of course, I am glad you are exploring alternative treatment options for your daughter. Beyond medication, some alternative treatments for ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) include therapy such as cognitive...  Read Full »

Can you help me understand the symptoms of adult ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old, and I have been wondering if I might have adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I have noticed difficulties with focus, organization, and impulsivity, and it has been impacting my daily life. Can you help me understand the symptoms of adult ADHD, how...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I can provide you with general information on adult ADHD, its diagnosis, and treatment options. It is important to consult a doctor in person for proper evaluation and guidance. Symptoms of adult ADHD can be catego...  Read Full »

I underwent a pilonidal cyst excision, and it started bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a pilonidal cyst excision about four weeks ago, and it has been doing fine. However, my doctor applied silver nitrate to my scar, and the day after, I sat down on the toilet, and it started bleeding. I am currently on medications: Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine and Bupropion 150 mg...  Read Full »


Dr. Davra Kaushalkumar Dilipbhai

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is possible that the application of silver nitrate caused some irritation or trauma to the surgical site, leading to bleeding. However, it is important to let your doctor know about the bleeding, especially if it continues or if you experience any other symptoms like ...  Read Full »

I know a 17-year-old girl who is struggling with ADHD. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a concern about my colleague's daughter, who's been dealing with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She is only 18, and we are all a bit worried about how it might affect her future and relationships. I was wondering if you could shed some light on the best way to t...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com I can understand your concern. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can indeed present challenges, but several approaches can help manage symptoms and support her overall well-being. Firstly, consulting with the nearest healthcare professional, such as a psy...  Read Full »

My daughter suffering from GAD become resistant to Celexa. Why?

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 anxiety and mood regulation. She has been irritable and angry with some depression for the past six months. Would you think we should look at...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generalized anxiety disorder is a simple anxiety disorder that 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 with anxiety and mood swings is...  Read Full »

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