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Re: treatment for inattentive ADD?

Posted by Noa on November 29, 1999, at 21:31:02

In reply to treatment for inattentive ADD?, posted by CraigF on November 29, 1999, at 21:23:44

I have known some people with ADD who have been helped by wellbutrin. Also, ritalin. But as always, response to medication is very individual. And, as you mention, it is VERY hard to distinguish between ADD and other things, like anxiety. I suspect it is more helpful to think in terms of process or symptoms, rather than discrete diagnostic categories, which are intellectual constructs to help us think about what is really going on in our brains. Until we can look inside each of our brains and really assess what is going on, these constructs are helpful. So, if you have "cloudy brain" plus anxiety, and both are helped by wellbutrin, what the diagnosis is becomes less important. If you are not helped by wellbutrin, thinking the diagnosis through, which would include a thorough review of your history, might help to guide you and your doc to the next logical step to try, but the truth is there may be one or two meds that your doc would have you try anyway, regardless of the diagnosis.




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