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Suggest treatment for lack of focus and forgetfulness while having depression

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Mental Health
Question: I am struggling to focus in my job, loosing track of details, not meeting all deadlines, this seems to be increasing. I do still do a good job, I just feel scattered and have difficulty staying on task and prioritizing the hundreds of tasks and emails and meetings I need to keep up with. My doctor has prescribed different depression medications over the last decade but no major change. I've gained lots of wait during this time.
I hear about ADD, I see it in kids that I work with, we kid at work about my ADD but it's getting beyond a joke for me lately.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 37 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

It may be per your description that you might be experiencing adult-onset ADHD. Sometimes in these cases a trial of a low-dose stimulant such as Adderall XR is warranted. This is not without risk -- stimulants can cause insomnia, malnutrition, anxiety, and addiction. Talk with your prescribing doctor about the risks and benefits of trying this medication.

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In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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