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Diagnosed with ADHD with bipolar tendencies. Noticed change in memory after taking DEX. Second opinion?

Hi My son who is 24 has been diagnosed with ADHD with Bipolar tendancies and is on Dex at the moment. His memory has seemed to become worse , he has been on the medication for 6 weeks so far and I cannot see any huge chaneges in positive behaviour yet. This concerns me and I am wondering if his diagnosis is correct or the medication is correct for his purpose.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Dec 2014
Hello Jan
Welcome to HCM

Dec or dextroamphetamine is a stimulant drug. It is used in a number of disorders. There are very high chances of abuse with this drug. Main side effect is severe weight loss. Memory loss is not a main sideeffect of this medicine.
Memory loss in your son may be due to clinical part of ADHD.
As inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are main features.
It's severe inattention which is causing memory loss.
Kindly visit your psychiatrist to take opinion.
All the best
Take care
Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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