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Hello Doc want to ask i think i have develop ADD i am 36 and

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Hello Doc
want to ask i think i have develop ADD i am 36 and a veterinary doctor. i been working everyday and now i have short memory loss, can't focus , and unable to sleep at night. Previously one of my friend gave me their adderall and it worked like magic. But i am not sure since i heard alot of negative remarks about adderall. What do u think doc should i go for the medication now.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
Hi I am a Clinical Psychologist.

Thank you for bringing your question on JustAnswer.

I am so sorry to hear your situation.

ADHD involves inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Treatment usually includes medication - a CNS stimulant (e.g., methylphenidate or RITALIN), Cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a family intervention.

If your symptoms are interfering your social relationships and functioning on your job, you may want to see a licensed psychologist or a psychiatrist (M.D.) to take assessment in a local clinic or hospital.
Please note that some symptoms of ADHD are similar to other mental disorder such as PTSD, Anxiety.

So your question about medication, Ritalin is widely used for ADD/ADHD.

I hope this info helps.

Edited by Dr. Olsen on 9/1/2010 at 3:27 AM EST
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
Ritalin will work for your ADD. Please let me know if you have more questions on this matter. Thank you.

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