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Does intake of Adderall help in treating ADD?

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

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Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 in Mental Health
Question: I am 65 and was diagnosed with ADD. My doc put me on 30 mg of Adderall. Two months ago he told me that I had to see a psychologist to be diagnosed, and lowered my dosage to 20 mg. Why I was on this medication for 10 years
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 7 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

You are being treated with Adderall for a diagnosis of ADD, which your prescribing doctor diagnosed you with. It may be at this point in time he questions if you still meet criteria for an ADD diagnosis, and wants a psychologist to assist for expert consultation. This often happens and is a reasonable approach.

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