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    #88181 |

    how do the meds work? is there a way to describe the process of how the meds work with our bodies to help with the add symptoms?

    #92098 |

    Hello Veronica,

    check out some of our videos on the subject

    Basically, it is a genetic disorder that creates a problem in the regulation of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Ultimately, the only way the brain turns on is to create enough external or internal stimulation or to get an external source of this neurochemical. When the brain turns on, it works. When the brain is not on, it feels like a massive paralysis trying to get it started. It is more complicated than this but this is a start.

    #92099 |

    thank you!

    #92100 |

    I was “KIND of “diagnosed…I never had those test with my doctor at that time (1995) because she was ADD herself…and then I moved from that city….and lost contact…but she was really convinced that I had Add…and she gave some medications,…(that did’nt work) and change for Ritalin…which seem to work at that time…but few weeks later I found out that I was pregnant so I stopped the med…

    Also, since I have a mother who was abusing medicine (I think she was self-treating her ADD who was diagnosed later) I have trouble using medicine..because I’M really afraid to be dependent or getting out of my mind on those stuff…

    I had miserable times since my childhood till now and I know I have to take those med…but…..My family doctor is prescribing that Ritalin but it’s giving me headaches..and since he treated me those last few years (becase I was really in a bad conditions- anxiety, depression…) he is not a specialist for ADD…and I feel the judment (lazy, not enough effort…)

    What can I do about that? Where can I find a specialist in my area? I’m from Montreal region..


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