Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
154 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for ADD in an elderly person

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Shubham Mehta

Psychiatrist

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 2004 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 in Mental Health
Question: I was diagnosed with ADD couple years ago. At the time i thought the risk of tx with meds was too risky. I have been trying to manage it w/o meds. My symptoms have gotten worse . I cant stay focused. I avoid tasks that take pure consontration. I would like to try Vyvanse, because of the decreased side effects. My question is do i need to see a psychiaotrist for wval and treatment?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Psychiatrist.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
You will need to contact a psychiatrist for proper treatment of ADD. You will need his prescription to get vyvanse as it is a controlled drug.

Hope this answers your query.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Drug/Medication

Recent questions on  Vyvanse

doctor1 MD

While on vyvanse, I become dizzy very easily, and tend to black out for a few seconds if I stand up too quickly. My hands lack their original...

doctor1 MD

My resting heart rate is 102 BPM. I take Lexapro, risperdal, and vyvanse. I just added a decongestant to alleviate pressure on my ear canals...

doctor1 MD

My son currently takes 20mg vyvanse and we have spoke to our doctor about weaning him off of it. He said that it isnt a problem, because we can...

doctor1 MD

In the last 3 months I have started taking Effexor XR with my Vyvanse. My Effexor is 37.5 mg once daily and my Vyvanse is 60 mg once daily. Over...

doctor1 MD

over the past year I have built up a high tolerance to 70mg Vyvanse taken 1 every morning. this past week it has completely stoped working....

doctor1 MD

please answer my question by a psychiatrist what is the most effective way to make my 70mg vyvanse work as well as it did before building up...

doctor1 MD

I've built up a tolerance after 9 months of taking as prescribed to my vyvanse 70mg which has helped me in so many positive ways what is the most...