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I am glad you wrote.
Without knowing her medical and psychiatric history nobody can say if this is a possibility for her... has she overdosed before?
COnfidentiality is a Federal Law that prhibits a doctor from disclosing if he even knows his patients, without a signed Release of Confidentialty form, giving him permission to speak with (specific/named) people.
The only way you can have a conversation with her doctor is if she signed a release of confidential information form with him. Note - that's about having a conversation. There is no reason you can't leave him a detailed voice mail, or email or letter - something he doesn't have to respond to, but he may share the fact that you contacted him with her.
I hope this information helps - but please feel free to write back with any follow up questions.
All the best,
I am glad you wrote back. I hope you did well on your test!
In people with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia Adderall can worsen psychotic symptoms, it can exaccerbate thought disorders and behavior problems in about half of these patients.
And, of course, there have been reported cases of heart attacks with Adderall overdoses.
It may be that she denied ever having overdosed before, which would be why the Psychiatrist prescribed this... if you see that her symptoms are worsening, call and leave a message for her doctor on his voicemail - he may not respond due to Confidentialty - but at least he can monitor her more closely.
You could also send him and email (call his office and request it, saying you have information about his patient and it's imperative he get this information) or send him a letter in the mail to be sure he gets it.
How else can I help?