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 believe that I have ADHD. Do I need to consult a doctor?

Query: Hi doctor, For years now, I have come to believe I have ADHD. I have the hardest time focusing, staying on task, and following things through. I do not want to self-diagnose, but I know something is wrong. Every time I go to the doctors, it is always with my parents and I have never had the chance t...  Read Full »

Dr. Amritagarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should definitely visit your doctor and discuss all your problems wholeheartedly. But in spite of that, I would like to advise few things. Stop thinking that you would fail or lose money. Instead, think positive and focus on how you could perform better. Do not t...  Read Full »

What are the precautions needed in pregnant women with Factor V Leiden?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year old female, and I am unable to ovulate and conceive. I have irregular periods, hormonal imbalance, and I am hard to keep weight under control. I am currently having spotting once or twice a week. I am trying to conceive for one and a half years now. Menstruation started at...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am keeping in view that you are a diagnosed case of PCOD (polycystic ovarian disorder), hypothyroidism, Factor V Leiden mutation (genetic mutation that causes abnormal clotting), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). PCOD needs to be addressed first...  Read Full »

Can increasing the dosages of antipsychotics cause behavioral changes?

Query: Hi doctor,My 8-year-old son has ADHD and has been on Vyvanse 30 mg and Risperidone 1 mg daily. Recently he has been showing increased impulsivity and aggressiveness at school. His doctor recommended an increase of dosage to 40 mg of the Vyvanse and 1.5 mg Risperidone. However, this seems to make him...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your son needs to take drug holidays, and he should take them only when he is going to school. He does not need to take it daily. He needs a drug holiday to maintain the excellent effect of tablet Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate). If you give him daily, then he wil...  Read Full »

What is ADHD and how to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with ADHD in second grade, and I was in a learning disability class because I had trouble concentrating. My father was against these classes, so I never got help or treatment for it and ended up dropping out of school and started to work early. As an adult, my brain does no...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. There are some non-pharmacological management for it. It will help if you try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You can do exercises or atleast walk daily for 30 to 45 minutes. You can do meditation fo...  Read Full »

How to deal with my son's behavioral problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5.5 years old with developmental delay, speech delay and poor motor skills. He is always hitting, biting and scratching other kids or me when he is upset for any reason. I do not know how to deal with this. I have tried many things, but nothing works. Also, he has a 9 year ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Young children with delayed milestones are at high risk of conditions like ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactive disorder) or autism or even behavioral problems. Probably, he needs a careful evaluation to find these problems. Having said that, try...  Read Full »

Why do I have weird and unusual sensations in my brain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am here because I have been dealing with a few health issues for about 2 years now. I feel weird and unusual sensations in my brain. The best way I can describe it is that it basically feels like there is a big bubble in my head, trying to fill in a missing gap or something, combin...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that it has been because of your medications only that you are having these symptoms. Your Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms were well controlled with Adderall (combination of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine), which is a more effective m...  Read Full »

Can I take Propranolol and Adderall together?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it safe to take both Adderall and Propranolol? I have ADHD and I am taking Adderall. I have been asked to speak about my career, but I get paralyzing stage fear every time I speak in front of a crowd. A psychiatrist prescribed me Propranolol, but this does not seem like a safe combin...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. The fear and uncomfortable feel of standing and speaking in front of crowd is due to anxiety only, which can be an independent entity or can be associated with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) itself. Propranolol is going to r...  Read Full »

How is OCD diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 20 years old. He is tired, fatigued and unmotivated for two years. Since from the childhood he has been troublesome and different from his siblings, but he was friendly and loving at that time. He had the habit of bedwetting till the age of 7 to 8. It seems that he has ADHD as ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please describe his symptoms in more detail to help in making diagnosis of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). The symptoms you mention like lack of interest in anything, poor motivation, sleepiness, tiredness, mood swings, losing interest quickly suggest any dep...  Read Full »

I am very disorganized and forget things easily. Is it due to ADD or anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I have never done this kind of thing before so let me just start from the beginning. I am a female, 18 years old. I started ADD medication in 8th grade. Then I fell into depression and had severe anxiety which I believe the ADD medications had a big contribution to, so I went on antidepr...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you are right. People misinterpret anxiety as ADD. First thing is that anxiety disorders are much more common than ADD in the adult population. Adult ADD is usually the residual or continuation of childhood ADD. So, if you did not have childhood ADD then there is ...  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 »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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