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Comorbid Considerations Q&A: Treating Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, or Autism Alongside ADHD
This Q&A for ADHD clinicians is the first in a five-part series with Dr. Anthony Rostain, a pre-eminent ADHD clinician with a primary clinical focus on complex neurodevelopmental issues including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and social communication disorders. Here, he offers treatment recommendations for patients diagnosed with more than one condition.
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3 Comments: Comorbid Considerations Q&A: Treating Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, or Autism Alongside ADHD
Thank you for the article. However the emphasis mainly on medication is scary. I experienced dangerous physical side effects on even a small dose of various stimulant meds. And antidepressants and mood stabilisers can dampen down feelings too much. I dont want to become a non emotional robot. I’m glad that co morbidity is now being mentioned but people are too quickly given labels and medicated as a first line option and recommendation.
Ps…i was prescribed both stimulant and non stimulant meds… Methyphenidate and Atomoxetine were the worst. So please these need to be suggested with great caution.
I am newly-diagnosed,Autistic, aged 60 and will soon be offered both drugs you mention, there is Lisdexamphetamine. I have been asked to research each of these and try to form an opinion on which I would like to try-extraordinary position to be in-the Doctor usually dictates what medicine is appropriate when you are sick.
I would very much like to read of your experiences on those drugs, for various reasons I am never able to trust my judgment and as this is probably going to be the most significant medication of my entire life I believe that it would benefit me to read testimony from those who have first-hand knowledge.
So if you would very kindly spare a minute or two on an email, I would be most grateful.
Very best wishes from the UK!