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Not All Attention Problems are ADHD- When NOT to Take Medication

Not All Attention Problems are ADHD- When NOT to Take Medication

By Bryan Wright 17 Comments May 23, 2019



I'm dr. Tracy marks this is part 2 of a series that I'm doing on a DD or ADHD today I'm talking about other symptoms or other problems that can look like a DD but aren't really a DD or aren't the official disorder a DD isn't is the disorder of childhood that can continue into adulthood it does not show up for the first time at age 40 when you've had a successful career and now after your promotion you have some additional responsibilities a new baby at home and you can't keep up with your work if you're having these kinds of problems you don't want to use stimulants to push yourself to achieve more what else can cause attention problems if you're anxious you can have trouble focusing if you're depressed or have bipolar disorder you will have trouble focusing and you may even have memory problems if you have depression if your problem is anxiety and you use stimulants to better focus it can take your anxiety through the roof it's the same with mania a person who has mild or hypomanic symptoms and has trouble focusing can be escalated into a full-blown manic episode with psychotic symptoms if they take stimulants another thing being sleep-deprived can cause focus and thinking problems if you're stressed out because you've got too many things going on you can have trouble organizing your thoughts and concentrating not everyone who has a DD as a child takes medication so there's people who never didn't start taking medication until they became adults whether or not you take medication depends on the severity of your symptoms you could you may have had some symptoms and problems as a child but you were able to compensate by studying longer or maybe you just got mediocre grades but as the demands on your brain got greater and greater like college or graduate school it became harder and harder to compensate so I've seen many people who start treatment for the first time in college or graduate school but they still had a history of disorganization and impulsivity or difficulty staying on track with tasks but it's very unlikely that you manage to get by all of these years until age 30 or 40 years old to now need stimulants because you've got a lot going on too much on your plate can make anyone have difficulty paying attention and getting all your tasks done if you make the mistake though of taking stimulants to get more done you can burn yourself out because with the stimulants you're forcing your mind and your body to go beyond what it can do naturally and that might work for a little while but the success is usually short-lived and a person can crash and burn what is the crashing and burning look like very bad anxiety or depression you so you don't want to push yourself past your normal capacity another example of this concept of pushing yourself too hard is having a job that requires you to work all day and then when you get home you've got to work in the evening some people will want to take stimulants in the evenings so that they could get in another few hours of work and someone will say to me by 9 o'clock I'm really starting to drag I just I just can't get through it well if you've been up since 6:00 a.m. it's only natural that your body is going to start slowing down by 9:00 p.m. our minds aren't meant to be super sharp for 16 straight hours so if you notice that as an adult in your 30s or beyond that you've got a lot going on and have trouble keeping up with things before you assume you have a TD and need stimulants first take a step back and allow yourself to decompress and try and reduce your responsibilities if that doesn't help then you may want to be evaluated for an anxiety disorder or depression for more on my series on a TD you can take or click on the link the corner right up there on my series on a TD and if you have any questions leave me a comment or if you just have a comment leave me a comment thanks for watching okay for more information on a TD you can click the link for more information on ADA it's only when I record that people need to take showers run water flush toilets no that's that's my life

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Alison Goeller

You remind me of my psychiatrist. She treats children mostly and propelled my hope through the roof because she spoke my language. The Fun Dialect as I like to call it. Love and Blessings to you Dr. Marks! Your videos are really helping my understanding especially now. Insurance changes and living area have put a bit of a block in access to treatment. So this has helped me to know that I can thrive and work through this life. Been working hard on myself for the past two months and thank you for being a provider and a beacon. Never thought I would be so happy to have technology!

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KW N

I love the funny ending. Lol. You are adorable❤️❤️❤️

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Elizabeth Seiden

I'm bipolar and badly need meds. I don't know if I'm bipolar 1 or 2. I think I'm a high functioning depressed person. At 47, I feel extremely disorganized and anxious. I know that I can probably do well on meds. I'm curios about the liquid that they give to help depressed people sleep. I believe they give it to everyone and it starts with a P. Can you tell me what this medication is and it helps people who are bi polar?

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Min Thu Ko

What if you have ADD plus hyperactivity as well? As hyperactivity is not the sign of bipolar disorder, the attention deficit you experience is due to ADHD an not due to Bipolar disorder. There is another issue. If you have both bipolar and attention deficit, and you have been treating with bipolar disorder and your attention deficit has not yet fixed, the cause of your attention deficit is due to ADHD and not due to bipolar disorder. Am I right?

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Athaya88

Having bipolar, I can relate well to ADD. Most of the time I feel I have it. You probably meant stimulant drugs here but this video made me think about the caffeine thing again, as I have anxiety and a challenging job… Great video anyways.

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Liam Steele

This is interesting. I have anxiety BP2. I’m titrating on to Concerta XL. I am at 56mg so far. I’ve had an amazing career. But my family and friends filled out forms and it was weird when I got feedback. And when I look back I was always distracted. But I can just read in short bouts and just learn things. I can picture a paragraph and just memorise it. So school and uni was okay. I could do things. But I have had a lot of trouble by being impulsive by being overly talkative, not being able to focus and just day dreaming. I am a bit confused. As Ritalin before helped. Concerta XL is making amazing changes that are helping so much. But it must admit the video has made me a bit confused.

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Sparklez01

Hi Dr. Tracey Marks, I am wondering how to deal with the financial responsibilities for someone who has Adhd. Although, there has been no diagnosis. my husband seems to show all signs and symptoms of ADHD -he doesn't want to admit to it or seek help-however it is driving me insane with all the spendings. He for example is contributing to the house mortgage, paying off his debt, but on the side he wants to take multiple trips in year which are costly. We have just been married for 2 years and he sometimes talks about starting a family but when I ask him to how can we plan a baby if instead of paying of debt -he is taking trips away from home. I am finding it frustrating to come through to him. All signs of ADHD are there and clear-for example, constant forgetting, not completing tasks, forgetting commitments, being late, forgetting to call back-people think he is just careless but I know theres just more than that. Please help. #feelingsofrustrated

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Dale Gribble

Wow i love u dr

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Leena A

Thank you Dr. Tracey, what if a person has bipolar 2 and ADD at the same time. Could it happen? And how would you treat it?

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Summer Wertz

Dr, what happens if stimulant medication treats your symptoms for ADHD but you are sensitive to them? I was diagnosed as bipolar ii and have taken SSRIs, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and benzodiazepines. The only thing that ever helped were stimulant meds. I couldn’t sleep on them no matter how small the dose. So seroquel was only thing that could get me to sleep. That worked out well for several months but now I am struggling with feeling very mentally unwell. My brain feels exhausted and I’m getting an agitated depression that I had before with my bipolar diagnosis. Idk if I have both adhd and bipolar or what to do at this point. If I could sleep on stimulants I feel like my symptoms would be managed. It’s frustrating

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Gavin Gud

Thank you for making this channel and this particular video. I was put in special education when I was in high school and dropped out for a few years but I took the GED and passed it without studying. My son was diagnosed with ADHD and my daughter. I tried it and at 40 the light came on. I wish my mother let me take the medication instead of special education.
That's why these videos are so powerful. People without insurance like me need some type of help understanding certain things.
Thank you again.
Gavingud

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RAETOOREAL

The ending ! 😂😂

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Brooke Gaddis

I was diagnosed at 38 earlier this year after first being diagnosed as bipolar. This was based on past history of impulsivity and major depressive episodes, and the fact that there is always chatter or a song in my head. I space out when talking to people and can’t read a book. Is it possible to find out you have ads after so many years? Or is it part of bipolar? My dr and I are thinking if the Adderall works we can try to taper off the bipolar meds. Thoughts?

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MeghanSusanne

So, is adult-onset ADHD real? I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2 and ADHD at 20 years old.
I've experienced depression since childhood, but my attention was not an obstacle until college. I find that, unless the stars are aligned and my mood state is balanced, I have hard time focusing on only one task at a time, which makes it very challenging to follow through with things and meet deadlines. When I am down, I feel too slow to focus. When I am hypomanic, I am constantly chasing ideas. My imagination goes into overdrive, and I will often forget my ideas before I even have a chance to write them down.
Could you please explain ADD symptoms within coexisting conditions like bipolar disorder? Do you have any tips or recommendations for managing these symptoms?

Thank you so much for these videos! What you are doing is extremely important and valuable, and I cannot wait to watch your channel grow!

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Kim P

Idk if I have ADHD or not. I’m 33, but I always thought these traits were simply my genuine personality. I just thought I was really forgetful and couldn’t keep up with others as a kid but I was so smart when it came to subjects that I enjoyed. I was obsessed with animals and Africa, specifically Egypt. My 8 year old son is the same way, he’s often daydreaming when I’m someone is talking to him, a B-C student but he can tell you anything about dinosaurs (pronounce difficult names), reptiles and will watch adult documentaries if it’s about animals. My brother of 46 years is diagnosed as bi-polar, and I just recently found that out. For years he’s kept it a secret and he doesn’t take meds for it. Again, I thought it was just his personality. I never knew what to expect from him, sometimes he would blow up over something seemingly small, the next day he’d be super happy and acted as if nothing happened. I’ve been diagnosed by my psychiatrist as having depression/anxiety but when I asked her about ADHD she just responded, “We’ll see.” And refilled my sertraline.

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Pattymac Knits

I love that funny ending!! Oh yes! Let's talk about too much on the plate! I see it as when I have too many programs running on the computer at once and the RAM is struggling. Yeah. That's my brain. And thank you for saying it's normal to be tired by 9 PM! We are not meant to live endlessly in "hustle" culture. I'm definitely tired of that nonsense!

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Robin Hood

Another good video. They are very informative and helps me a lot, and it gives me more insight. Thank you, Tracey 🙂
Wishing you a wonderful day

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