Ask a Psychiatrist and Get Answers to Mental Health Questions ASAP
Is it possible for you to mention the website where you tried this test. Otherwise you can try another test and let me know about your scores so that we can discuss further.
OK, thanks for trying the screening test
According to this test, it is likely that you could be suffering from Adult ADHD, although a face to face interview with a psychiatrist is required to say this conclusively.
Many a times, it is bit difficult to differentiate between anxiety symptoms, adult ADHD and depressive symptoms so a psychiatric evaluation is necessary.
Are you also suffering from anxiety and OCD and taking treatment for them?
See, on the basis of this short online quiz, ADHD is likely and may be that is why you are not noticing improvement in your symptoms with the current medicines because these medicines are not controlling the ADHD symptoms.
May I know about the medicines you are taking or have tried already?
OK, these medicines are not much useful for ADHD although can be useful in OCD and anxiety. You probably need a medicine which can control all these ADHD symptoms as well.
So the first thing you need to do is to ask your psychiatrist to evaluate you for the possibility of ADHD.
If your psychiatrist conclude that you are indeed suffering from ADHD also then you can discuss with him or her about trying another antidepressant like Venlafaxine.
Venlafaxine is helpful in ADHD as well as Anxiety, OCD and depressive symptoms as well.
Your GP can refer you to a psychiatrist for this purpose.
Yes, your doctor can help in this.
Finding a Psychiatrist
can take help of some online website also.
like the one given above.
Search for Psychiatrists
are you there?
well, you can try both the options. It is better to be referred by your doctor if it is possible to do so.
which antidepressant are you taking currently?
OK, in that case, combination of Lexapro with Atomoxetine can be helpful for ADHD symptoms also. Atomoxetine can augment the effect of Lexapro and is also useful for ADHD symptoms.
You can discuss with your doctor about this combination also.
you can take the printed online screening quiz score to your doctor and request him or her to evaluate you for ADHD.
This should help.
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