Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 695823

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Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult?

Posted by corafree on October 18, 2006, at 14:40:12

Hypothetically, a medical doctor treated me w/ Ritalin as a child, on during school time and off during summer; back and forth.

As a teen, it was discontinued. But I was still called busy, and called 'bu*y' or 'b*sy' by everyone. I never saw a P. I was pretty much 'hyperactive' or 'manic' all the time. I was even suicidal. Still, I never saw a P.

What's my dx? Am I 'ADHD w/ emphasis on hyperactivity' or 'bipolar w/ predominantly hypermania'?

tksforcomments, cf

 

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

Posted by linkadge on October 18, 2006, at 15:02:11

In reply to Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult?, posted by corafree on October 18, 2006, at 14:40:12

I'd find a doctor who will consider revisting stimulant treatment. If a stimulant treats your symptoms better, then I'd go with that. I'd be willing to think that stimulant treatment would give you a better quality of life than mood stabilizer treatment.

Linkadge

 

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

Posted by corafree on October 18, 2006, at 16:23:06

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult?, posted by linkadge on October 18, 2006, at 15:02:11

I'm on a mood stabilizer ... high dose Depakote ... and the quality of my life is still hyperactivity, or should I call it, mania.

Depakote changes nothing in my behavior.

I'm still moving 2fast, talking 2fast, leaving tasts either untouched or unfinished.

Dealing w/ people close to me is especially difficult as they become overwhelmed w/ my 'zest', whereas meeting someone on the street or dealing w/ them for a short period of time is great as they find my 'zest' attractive.

I've been labeled and steered in one direction ... bipolar w/ hypermania.

I feel trapped.

hypothetically, cf

 

O/T: Welcome back. You were missed (nm) linkadge

Posted by Racer on October 18, 2006, at 17:38:44

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult?, posted by linkadge on October 18, 2006, at 15:02:11

 

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

Posted by Phillipa on October 18, 2006, at 22:20:42

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult?, posted by linkadge on October 18, 2006, at 15:02:11

Link very much missed. Love phillipa

 

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 (?)


Linkadge

 

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

Posted by linkadge on October 19, 2006, at 8:30:56

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? linkadge, posted by Phillipa on October 18, 2006, at 22:20:42

Can't stay, I've got exams to write. Plus it has been a resolution to do less babling, and more studying.

Linkadge

 

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

Posted by ed_uk on October 19, 2006, at 14:48:58

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult?, posted by linkadge on October 19, 2006, at 8:30:56

>Can't stay, I've got exams to write. Plus it has been a resolution to do less babling, and more studying.

An excellent resolution, so long as you stop by sometimes :)

Ed

 

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

Posted by ed_uk on October 19, 2006, at 14:53:59

In reply to Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult?, posted by corafree on October 18, 2006, at 14:40:12

Hi Cf

In mania, one's mood is usually excited, agitated, expansive or elated. Overexcitement is common in the absense of elavated mood.

Ed

 

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

Posted by corafree on October 21, 2006, at 1:52:34

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult?, posted by linkadge on October 19, 2006, at 8:30:05

Tks L. The combo of a mood stabilizer and an illegal stimulant work very well, .. and since the P knows this, he's very unlikely to prescribe a legal stimulant to discern hyperactivity from mania.

cf

 

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

Posted by corafree on October 21, 2006, at 1:57:46

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? corafree, posted by ed_uk on October 19, 2006, at 14:53:59

I think what you're saying is one's mood is not particularly elevated when they are experiencing hyperactivity.(?)

cf

 

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

Posted by ed_uk on October 21, 2006, at 16:54:05

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? ed_uk, posted by corafree on October 21, 2006, at 1:57:46

Hi Cf

Yes, mood is affected much less by ADHD than it is by bipolar.

Ed

 

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

Posted by corafree on October 21, 2006, at 17:23:15

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? corafree, posted by ed_uk on October 21, 2006, at 16:54:05

Tks Ed. This explains my confusion 'a lot'.

love, cf

 

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

Posted by Phillipa on October 21, 2006, at 18:56:41

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? ed_uk, posted by corafree on October 21, 2006, at 17:23:15

Cora did you tell Ed he's self medicating now? Love Phillipa

 

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

Posted by corafree on October 22, 2006, at 2:37:33

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? corafree, posted by Phillipa on October 21, 2006, at 18:56:41

Oh no; I hope not. Did I say something that was misconstrued? I wouldn't say that to anyone.

love, cf

 

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

Posted by Phillipa on October 22, 2006, at 18:12:00

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? Phillipa, posted by corafree on October 22, 2006, at 2:37:33

Cora what about the stuff he takes on his own? Love Phillipa

 

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

Posted by corafree on October 22, 2006, at 22:16:42

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? corafree, posted by Phillipa on October 22, 2006, at 18:12:00

He takes Depakote, Restoril, and Imitrex for migraines. What else RU asking about?

love, cf

 

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

Posted by Phillipa on October 22, 2006, at 22:21:41

In reply to Re: Ritalin child. Hyperactive -or- Manic adult? corafree, posted by Phillipa on October 22, 2006, at 18:12:00

Cora I must be confused e-mail? Love Phillipa


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