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Suffering from ADD, on Adderall, cannot manage clutter. Suggestions?

Hello. I have been dating a man approx. 11 years and he is ADD, on Adderall interchangable with Vivanse (mispelled?). He tells me he can get his clutter under control when there is normal stress , but he gets so stressed at times that his clutter piles up and his house doesn t get cleaned. Obviously I don t live with him but we are good friends. He said if he knows (acknowledges to himself) that it (clutter issue) will never get better that he will lose hope. What advise can you give on this, as we are very close yet I don t think I could marry the man. It is not my style to have clutter everywhere and when I cleaned for him before a few times, it went right back to the way it was, if not worse. Thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Adderall - Used for: Treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (sudden and uncontrollable attacks of drowsiness and sleepiness). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Adderall is an amphetamine. Exactly how it works is not known. Adderall affects certain chemicals in the brain that may affect attention span and behavior. Adderall and dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (L-lysine-D-amphetamine; sold as Vyvanse) is a psychostimulant prodrug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes. As opposed to Adderall, which contains roughly 75% dextroamphetamine and 25% levoamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine is a single-enantiomer (dextro) amphetamine formula. This pure formulation may reduce side effects, but certain individuals exhibit a better clinical response to the mixed isomer preparation.

ADHD persists into adulthood in about 30 to 50 percent of cases. Those affected are likely to develop coping mechanisms as they mature, thus compensating for their previous ADHD.
Along with taking medicine some sort of BEHAVIORAL THERAPHY is also needed.
Then he will be far better than now.
Best of luck.
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