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Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult?

Posted by linkadge on October 19, 2006, at 8:30:05

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? linkadge, posted by corafree on October 18, 2006, at 16:23:06

Mania is less about what you are doing, and more about how you feel. People can be disorganized and hyperactive yet not have a markedly elevated mood, ie no change in affect, and therefore not really manic.

The two are often confused, but I guess the acid test is whether a stimulant does more for you than a mood stabilizer.

It could be a comorbidity in which case, a combination of mood stabilizer and stimulant may be the best option (?)


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