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ADHD Medications: Concerta (Methylphenidate)

What Are Stimulants?

Mango Clinic Miami is here to help patients from all walks of life, whether you’re remote or a local South Floridian. If you are suffering from ADHD/ADD, we can help you get properly evaluated and prescribed by one of our licensed physicians. There are many benefits to being prescribed an ADHD medication with Concerta being one of them, as it can treat a range of symptoms and specific disorders. However, it is important that you understand the risks involved, as well as the benefits and ways that make stimulants work as well as they do for patients the world over.

Life is full of ups and downs, and we do not always have the time to take care of ourselves properly. Even if we make strides in making sure we are healthy, certain things about our health may be hard to notice or take care of. In some cases, it is possible that there is something wrong with us that we have become accustomed to or we do not want to admit to. Sometimes these feelings, whatever they may be, have been with the person for years, and it hasn’t been a disruption to their daily life until recently.

What is Concerta?

Some people who have these sorts of issues end up having ADHD, which can be treated with Concerta, which is a brand name for the generic methylphenidate. Those with ADHD are prone to being highly distracted in nearly any environment, which can be a big problem at work and with friends and family. This can also mean they are restless and unable to stay still, which can be highly disruptive for the individual, as well as others, therefore, ADHD treatment is oftentimes not optional. Whether the person has had it since childhood, or if it only recently has come into the person’s life, it is wise to get it treated. A lack of concentration and inability to focus is not good for most, but Concerta is able to treat this disorder with great success.

Another disorder that can be treated with Concerta is narcolepsy, which may not be as common as ADHD, but can be just as problematic. A sleeping disorder, individuals with narcolepsy are prone to feeling exhausted throughout the day and in need of sleep on a frequent basis. The most famous symptom of narcolepsy is falling asleep at random, often in places where it is less appropriate, like a board meeting or family gathering. Concerta has proven itself to be an effective treatment option for those with narcolepsy, allowing patients to live better as a result.

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Concerta is a stimulant drug.

Concerta works in much the way similar stimulants do, in that it stimulates the brain and releases dopamine. When the brain is under extreme duress, such as in ADHD cases, it is craving stimulation that it cannot get otherwise, which is further exacerbated by the lack of dopamine flow. Your neurotransmitters are not acting as they should, and this is causing the brain to have a bad time, which results in an individual being restless and lacking focus. By stimulating the brain and releasing dopamine, your brain gets the activity it so desperately wants, allowing you to regain your focus and stay concentrated, along with more alert.

Concerta Types

Concerta specifically is unique among stimulants as it only really comes in one variety, which is extended-release. It can last for up to 12 hours, which usually means taking one dose per day, or a least once every 12 hours (which usually means once a day for most people). Due to its stronger and longer-lasting effects, it can be recommended for patients who want a powerful stimulant. For that reason, it may not be recommended to all; those with severe ADHD and narcolepsy symptoms might prefer Concerta or similar.

You do not need to have ADHD or narcolepsy to be legally prescribed Concerta, as long as you qualify for the stimulant under the conditions required. A variety of symptoms, ranging from anxiety to stress, can qualify a person to be prescribed Concerta, as it will allow the person to regain their calm. This is why stimulants are so popular with college students, as they are able to keep their focus and concentration with drugs like Concerta. While it is easy to assume that many are interested in stimulants for recreational purposes, it has been shown many take the drug for legal and legitimate purposes related to mental enhancement.

Concerta Side-Effects

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For all the benefits that taking Concerta provides, there are also side-effects that should be kept in mind. While there are common ones, such as hypertension, nausea, dry mouth, and sexual dysfunction, there are also psychological side-effects which can be just as problematic. Some of these, though not as common, include anxiety and insomnia, as well as a decrease in self-confidence and libido.

Some of the more serious risks involved with Concerta are tolerance and dependence. If you take too much Concerta at a time, your body can become used to the drug, creating a tolerance that decreases the effects of the drug. This can make the user think they need to be taking more of the drug, which can then lead to dependence on the user. This dependence can easily be translated into addiction, which can turn deadly if the user takes too many pills and overdoses. Overdoses on stimulants are not unusual and can be a real risk if you become addicted to Concerta. This is why people with a history of drug abuse and addiction are not recommended to take stimulants, as it can lead to more problems than solutions.

Taking Concerta can help many people, and if you think you would benefit from it or any other type of stimulant, get in touch with Mango Clinic. Our staff of medical professionals will evaluate your situation, figure out the best medication and dosage, and provide you with a prescription you can take to your local pharmacy. To make your appointment, call us at (786) 422-9327 or visit our appointment webpage on our website.

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ADHD Treatment and Medications: Focalin

Mango Clinic Miami is here to help all types of patients with a variety of health services. This includes getting prescriptions for Focalin, methylphenidate which can help people who have ADHD/ADD, narcolepsy, or other related ailments. We at Mango Clinic understand each patient has their own individual needs and circumstances, which is why we want to make sure our patients understand the benefits of Focalin, who is allowed to be prescribed it, and what to look out for in case you decide this drug is right for you.

Who Is Focalin For?

If you find yourself having trouble concentrating at work, with friends, or even on your own time, you are not alone. This is something that happens to many people, and in some cases, this is an issue they have had to deal with for most of their lives. While it can be one thing to have trouble focusing as a child or teenager, when it comes to adulthood, having a family, and holding a full-time job, it can be a major problem. It can get to the point that the person in question is unable to get their work done, is being disruptive to their work environment, or their relationships with coworkers, friends, and family are not as healthy as they once were.

People with ADHD, whether severe or minor, understand that an inability to stay focused and concentrated can be extremely troublesome for them and those around them. With ADHD, a person can often be very restless, have trouble staying still, and become easily frustrated. This can be detrimental to a person’s work and family life, but drugs like Focalin (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) allow them to return to a life of normalcy. With this drug, a person with ADD/ADHD will find their focus restored, they become more alert, and their concentration is back to where it is productive.

Focalin is also recommended to people who have narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a sleeping disorder where the person who has it will find themselves wanting to go to sleep during their regular waking hours. Even if they have had a full night’s sleep, and they should otherwise be full of energy, they will not be and may want to take naps often during the day. This can then lead to the most infamous symptom of narcolepsy, which is falling asleep during the day at random points. Be it during work, when hanging out with friends, or while you’re going for a walk; narcolepsy can cause people to fall asleep at all the wrong times. Focalin is able to provide users with the relief they need to live a healthier life, giving them the energy they need to stay awake.

How Does Focalin Work?

Drugs like Focalin work the way they do by helping the brain and body’s neurotransmitters act more as they should. By targeting the brain, Focalin is able to help it release dopamine, something that is not happening in most people who would be having symptoms that could be treated by Focalin. In this state, the brain is craving all the attention and activity it can get, but it, unfortunately, cannot achieve this, causing it not to act how it should. By releasing dopamine into the body, a person with these symptoms will be able to regain their focus, concentration, and alertness. By giving the brain the activity it so desperately needed, the mind is able to relax again and work just as it should.

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Focalin is a stimulant drug used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy

While very helpful for ADHD and narcolepsy, Focalin can be very helpful for other people, too. You don’t have to have one of these two disorders in order to be prescribed the drug, just as long as you fall under the qualifications necessary. If you feel you might qualify, all you have to do is set up an appointment to speak with your licensed physician, who will then be able to better determine whether you do or don’t qualify.

This is part of what makes Focalin so appealing to students since the drug is able to keep them focused and concentrated when they might otherwise be stressed and distracted. College can be an overwhelmingly hard time for some, and it can be easy to lose track of dates and assignments. With Focalin, students are able to keep their focus and concentration among the many deadlines, classes, tests, and essays that need to be met or attended to. While it is easy to think a college student is mainly focused on the recreational aspects of Focalin, it has been shown that many of these students do in fact take the drug as intended.

Focalin Risks

Making sure you take Focalin responsibly is essential, as it can be very easy to abuse these sorts of ADHD prescription drugs. While there are common side-effects associated with Focalin, not many people know of the other ways a prescription drug can be dangerous, and that mainly involves tolerance and dependence.

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If your body becomes tolerant to your current prescription, you may become tempted to call up your doctor and increase your dosage. This is something you can do, but you have to be careful that it does result in further tolerance and dependence. Once you become dependent, you increase your risk of abusing the drug to the point where you might be taking too much. When you take too much of a prescription drug, you can find yourself coming close to overdosing. Abuse in the case of prescription drugs is not uncommon, so be sure this is not the case with you if you decide you want to be prescribed Focalin.

Contact us here at Mango Clinic if you would like to speak with a licensed doctor about Focalin or other prescription drugs. Our medical staff will be able to speak with you and help you understand what the best options are for you, including drug types and dosage. Simply complete our online form, call us on 786 422 9327 or visit our appointment webpage to set up your appointment today.

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ADHD Treatment and Medications: Dexedrine

Mango Clinic Miami can help you get the help you need with your ADHD/ADD treatment and medications such as Dexedrine. We offer a variety of health services for people young and old, whether it’s emotional support animal letters, weight loss, or anxiety. Making sure every one of our patients is in good health and being taken care of is what we strive for. This is why we think it is vital for people to know about amphetamines, what they do, who they are for, and the risks involved, before deciding to be prescribed.

There is a lot of stress that can come our way, whether we are at work or just enjoying a nice time out with friends. The reasons behind this stress or anxiety are not always known to us, and we can become very nervous or anxious due to how we are feeling. Some people have always had these feelings since childhood, and for others, they have only just recently come up in adulthood. It can be frustrating not knowing exactly what is happening, or why we feel a certain way all of a sudden. It can be even more frustrating for those who have always had these symptoms but have never truly confronted a way to take care of them.

What Is Dexedrine?

Among the disorders that can be treated with Dexedrine (or dextroamphetamine) is ADHD/ADD. Known to cause high stress, anxiety, and frustration, ADHD is a disorder that is characterized by an inability to stay calm and focused. Those with ADHD are prone to being restless, wanting to always be doing something active, and having an overwhelmingly difficult time concentrating on any one thing, let alone many things. This can be detrimental to not only the individual with ADHD, but those around them, whether they be coworkers, family members, friends, or romantic partners.

Dexedrine can also help those who are suffering from narcolepsy, which is a sleeping disorder. Its most common symptoms are feeling extremely exhausted throughout the day, as well as wanting to go to sleep multiple times in the day. The most famous symptom associated with narcolepsy is falling asleep during the day or at random points during the day. This is, in fact, a very real symptom of narcolepsy, as one with the disorder could find themselves falling asleep during a business meeting or when being out with friends.

How Does Dexedrine Work?

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You might be curious as to how a drug like Dexedrine is able to work its magic so well. There are much science intricacies at work, but the simplest illustration is that the drug from the amphetamine family; it visits the neurotransmitters in your brain and makes it release dopamine. At its current state, the brain is not releasing dopamine, which causes the brain to be extremely restless, resulting in the symptoms associated with ADHD. By helping the brain release dopamine, activity is actually occurring in the brain, which then allows it to regain its calm, now that it has been granted the activity it was so badly craving earlier.

With Dexedrine, a user is able to regain their concentration, become alert, and once again, stay focused, which can help someone who has ADHD/ADD or narcolepsy. But Dexedrine is not just for people with those specific disorders. If you happen to be having serious trouble staying focused, concentrating, or staying alert, Dexedrine could greatly benefit you. As long as you qualify to legally be prescribed the drug, there is no reason why you could not make an appointment with your local physician to be evaluated. The legality and helpfulness of Dexedrine is a big reason why college students are fond of taking amphetamine-based stimulants, as they are able to stay focused and concentrated in a high-stress environment. While some might think college-aged individuals are mainly interested in the drug recreationally, many will attest that they use it for legitimate purposes.

Dexedrine Risks and Side-Effects

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Dexedrine does provide significant benefits, but there also substantial risks involved that every potential user should keep in mind. The most known among these risks are side-effects, which come with every type of legal amphetamine being sold and prescribed. These side-effects can include nausea, dry mouth, sexual dysfunction, and blurred vision. However, those are only physical symptoms, as there are also psychological symptoms that can come into play. These can include further anxiety and insomnia, as well as delusions and lack of confidence. It may seem odd to consider, but these drugs can negatively impact your mental well-being. If you find your mental health is being adversely affected, tell your doctor.

One other thing to keep in mind is that these drugs are also well known for causing addiction in some patients, which can lead to overdosing on medication. Addiction stems from dependence, which can start with a body’s tolerance for the drug the user is taking. It is possible that, at some point, your body has become so accustomed to the drug that the effects no longer work. Some users might then decide to increase their dosage, which could lead to dependence, meaning you find yourself needing to take the drug more often. Once you find yourself addicted, it can be challenging to stop, and if it goes too far, you could end up overdosing. While this sort of thing does not happen to every amphetamine user, it does happen at a high enough rate that many potential users should be aware of the possible risks.

If you think you are suffering from ADHD/ADD don’t wait, get in touch with Mango Clinic for treatment. Our licensed staff of medical professionals will be able to help you get the right medication you need, what to look out for, dosage amounts, and which drugs are right for you. We understand each patient has their own unique reasons for wanting medication, so we make sure to treat each patient carefully and with understanding. Call us on 786 422 9327 or click here to schedule an appointment online or visit our website today.

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When it comes to getting treatment for your health condition or ailment, there are many prescription drugs to choose from. It can be tricky navigating the pharmaceutical world and knowing which drug is best for you. Mango Clinic wants to help patients better traverse this world by providing helpful information that can benefit you when choosing a medication for recovery, whether it’s a relief from stress or anxiety, or ADHD treatment. In this article, we will discuss how certain amphetamines are used to treat ADD/ADHD.

What Are Amphetamines?

Known for being fairly versatile, amphetamines can be used to treat ailments that usually involve high anxiety and stress. For the most part, you will see amphetamines being used to treat ADHD, whose symptoms can include anxiety and stress. However, you may just have independent stress or anxiety; amphetamines and other related prescription drugs can be used to treat these conditions.

Amphetamines can be a popular prescription drug among people for various reasons. For those who do suffer from ADHD, it can be a very helpful drug for combating the symptoms associated, such as restlessness and inability to focus. Some people have intense stress or anxiety, which can also be taken care of with the help of amphetamines.

Anyone who wants to get amphetamines legally must be first evaluated by a licensed physician; the doctor will decide whether or not to prescribe you based on different variables. In most cases, as long as your reasons are genuine, you should be able to get a prescription.

How Do Amphetamines Work?

Amphetamines are stimulants, which means their intended purpose is to stimulate the brain. In the cases of those with ADHD, their brain is craving attention that it is not able to satisfy. This results in frustration and restlessness, as the brain cannot focus. A person with these symptoms will have a harder time being able to do complete tasks and things they normally could if they did not have ADHD.

The stimulant in question functions by going to the brain and helping it release dopamine. If dopamine is being suppressed, you will have a brain that is in a perpetual fret, wanting to distract itself in any way it can. Releasing dopamine provides the brain with the much-wanted activity it was looking for, and in turn, allows for a person to get their concentration back.

Amphetamine Side-Effects and Risks

As helpful as amphetamines can be, there are also hazards involved that some people may not consider. The most understood and broadcasted danger are side-effects, which can happen to a certain amount of people who take prescription drugs.

Some of these can be physical, such as hypertension, nausea, blurred vision, dry mouth, and sexual dysfunction, along with more severe effects like a stroke or heart attack. There are also psychological side-effects such as depression and loss of libido, among others. You can even become more restless and frustrated due to amphetamines, though this is very rare.

One major hazard associated with amphetamines is abuse, which can lead to overdosing. If you become too dependent on amphetamines, it can be very easy to take more than you should or ask your doctor for a higher dosage. A decent percentage of amphetamine users are susceptible to abuse, which has led to overdoses and emergency room visits. If you feel you might become addicted to your prescription meds, it is not recommended that you start taking amphetamines.

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Types of Amphetamines

People can think that stimulants are either too dangerous or outright illegal. However, this is obviously not true, as many popular prescription drugs are actually amphetamines. All the same, if you are interested in amphetamines, it can be tricky knowing what counts and what does not. We decided to run down a few of the most well-known amphetamines on the market, all of which can be prescribed to you by a licensed doctor.

Adderall

When people come up with a name for a popular amphetamine, Adderall is one of the first that comes to mind. It is primarily aimed towards treating ADHD and narcolepsy but can also be used for those with high stress and anxiety. Adderall is a unique combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that goes to work on the brain by altering the chemicals and neurons responsible for keeping and releasing dopamine.

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Dexedrine

Dexedrine is mostly used for treating ADHD in children, along with narcolepsy. It helps with attention spans by altering the chemicals and neurotransmitters in your brain.

Focalin

Focalin is available in both a regular release and extended-release format, which allows for a user to either take the drug every few hours or roughly once per day. It helps with a person’s ADHD symptoms such as restlessness, overactivity, and inability to control impulses.

Ritalin

Known under many other brand names and variations, Ritalin can also be found as Aptensio, Concerta, Metadate, Methylin, and Quillivant. 

Vyvanse

Vyvanse is targeted towards patients who have ADHD and similar ailments, but it is also recommended to patients with eating disorders. The chemical changes the drug makes to the brain allows for ADHD patients to regain their focus and for eating disorder patients to not give in to their habitual impulses.

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If you believe you are suffering from ADD or ADHD, get in touch with Mango Clinic. Our licensed doctors can help you determine which brand or type is best for you. Whether you have ADHD, narcolepsy, or are just stressed, Mango Clinic can help you find the right type of medication. Give us a call on (786) 422-9327 or visit our webpage to make an appointment today.

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How Long Does Vyvanse Stay in Your System?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a treatable medical condition that affects both adults and children. ADHD is diagnosed based on specific criteria that include a complete history and evaluation by a healthcare provider. Although most people were diagnosed with ADHD during there youth, it is possible for an adult not to be diagnosed until later in life. In this article, we will go back to discussing Vyvanse and its effects on one’s body.

Despite some common misconceptions, children do not grow out of this disorder, symptoms change over time and what may have been an issue during their youth may not be once the patient has reached maturity. Although some individuals may not have been diagnosed until adulthood, the disorder was always present. It is believed that some children are capable of creating coping mechanisms and masking the telltale signs of ADHD. Once the demands of work and family life changed, what once worked to hide the symptoms no longer effective leading to frustration, confusion and often anxiety. 

Although the symptoms of ADHD differ from person to person, common ones do exist. Listed below are just a few that are often seen in adults with this condition. 

ADHD Symptoms:

  • Makes careless mistakes and lacks attention to details
  • Often has difficulty paying attention to tasks
  • Seems not to listen when spoken to directly
  • Fails to follow through on instructions or duties in the workplace
  • Lack of organizational skills
  • Avoids participating in jobs that require sustained mental effort
  • Loses thing easily
  • Easily distracted by other things including unrelated thoughts
  • Forgetfulness
  • Restlessness 
  • Unable to participate in leisure activities
  • Excessive talking
  • Difficulty waiting on others
  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others

These symptoms can affect individuals at home, work or in social situations. To be diagnosed, five or more of these symptoms must occur for at least six months and be present in two or more settings. Additionally, there must be clear evidence that the symptoms interfere with a person’s social or work functions and that they are not due to another mental health disorder. 

 

ADHD Medications

Since ADHD was first recognized as a separate mental health disorder, researchers have studied ways to help individuals cope. The two ADD/ADHD treatments that currently show the most benefit are therapy and medications. While therapy is often an excellent place to learn effective coping mechanisms, drugs have been developed that help patients function normally.

Vyvanse is a prescription medication that was developed to treat adults who have ADHD. It is designed to increase attention while decreasing impulsiveness. Approved in 2007 by the FDA, Vyvanse is a prodrug, and its side effects are considered to be less harsh than other ADHD medications. A prodrug is an inert substance that is metabolized in the body to become an active medication; in this case dextroamphetamine. Dextroamphetamine increases the availability of dopamine and norepinephrine in the central nervous system. These chemicals work together to maintain alertness, increase focus and sustain thought, effort, and motivation.

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How long does Vyvanse stay in your system?

 

How Long Does Vyvanse Stay in Your Urine?

Drug tests are often used to screen for the presence of amphetamines. Not only can they detect the parent drug but the metabolites left behind as the drug is processed as well. Individuals who are prescribed certain medications should be aware that if their employer requires random drug screening, those who take Vyvanse will receive a positive test. Proper documentation such as a current prescription should be readily available if a drug screening is administered. 

Vyvanse is currently only available in an extended-release capsule. The effects of this medication will last from 10-14 hours after administration, but it can be screened for in the urine up to three days after usage even if a second dosage is not administered.

Some people may process Vyvanse faster than others depending on the rate their body metabolizes it. Also, younger, healthier and even larger people tend to eliminate medications more quickly than others. Those who have health problems or organ function impairment excrete drugs slower.

 

How long does Vyvanse stay in your blood?

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Blood screenings for  Vyvanse use have a relatively short detection window. Approximately eight hours after using this medication, a blood test will not indicate usage. In fact, the window is so short that Vyvanse is very rarely detected by this method. 

Medical practitioners often require drug screenings when prescribing amphetamines to their patients. This type of drug can be highly addictive and is often abused. To ensure that prescribing recommendations have been followed, routine testing may be ordered to verify the amount of Vyvanse in the patient’s system. Individuals who have been taking it as prescribed should not worry. However, if too much of this powerful drug is detected, your provider may discontinue its use. The FDA lists Vyvanse as a Schedule II class drug and is considered dangerous if not carefully monitored. 

If Vyvanse is used by someone who it was not prescribed, they can experience side effects such as irritability, anxiety and sleep disturbances. Rarely individuals, including those who have a prescription for its use, can have more severe complications such as panic attacks, hallucinations, mania, delusions, and paranoia. Be sure to discuss anything unusual with your mental health provider. 

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ADD/ADHD Medications: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)

Mango Clinic Miami is here to help potential patients find the right medication they need to improve their health. Our medical staff can assist all types of patients seeking stimulants that can help them live a better life. Vyvanse is one such stimulant that can help people who may have ADHD, eating disorder, or another ailment that can be treated with the drug. While a helpful ADHD treatment prescription drug, it is important to know what the drug does, who it is for, the benefits, and the side-effects.

For many, life can provide plenty of great things, but it can also cause unwanted stress. Whether it’s work, family, friendships, or relationships, there is plenty of reason to be stressed for one reason or another. Unfortunately for some, this stress can affect one’s life in such an extreme way that they become less productive and stable. Some people find themselves with symptoms that prevent them from completing work or doing things they want to do, which can be severely damaging to one’s life.

What Is Vyvanse?

ADHD/ADD is a disorder that can bring with it symptoms of being unproductive and maybe even less stable than you once were. While it is common for patients to have had ADHD since childhood, it can still develop in adults. Vyvanse is able to treat ADHD symptoms that cause people to lose focus; through taking this medication, a patient will find themselves feeling relief that will allow them to take the next steps towards full recovery.

ADHD is not the only thing patients can use Vyvanse for, as it has a variety of uses that makes it versatile for all patients. If you exhibit similar symptoms of stress, lack of focus, exhaustion, adrenal fatigue, and the like, you can be prescribed Vyvanse legally from a licensed doctor. All you have to do is set up an appointment to speak with a licensed doctor who can evaluate you. From there, you explain to them why it is you think would benefit from having Vyvanse or another type of stimulant.

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What is Vyvanse and how it works

How Does Vyvanse Work?

Vyvanse, like other stimulants, works by entering your body and targeting your brain’s reward center, which will then allow it to release dopamine. This is vital, as dopamine enables the brain to function as it should, which means a more functioning and productive person. The neurotransmitters in the brain work to provide, as the drug name implies, stimulation to the mind, which will allow for a tighter focus on behalf of the user. By giving the brain the stimulation it craves, the body and mind become alert and properly energized. This translates to a patient being able to stay focused and less restless than they were before, making it a prime prescription drug for treating ADHD and related ailments.

Due to these positive benefits of brain stimulation, drugs like Vyvanse become quite popular with all types of people and not just those that might be who have ADD/ADHD. If you find yourself with overwhelming stress, you can check with your licensed doctor and see if you qualify for stimulants. It can be a very popular legal drug among students, who find themselves unable to handle the pressures of school properly. Due to their legal status and general ease of access, stimulants are available to many people who are able to qualify for a prescription. While this is mostly a good thing, since it means more people are able to receive helpful medication, it can also be a problem in some circumstances, though not usually.

Vyvanse Risks

While drugs like stimulants are very helpful, it is always essential to understand the risks that go along with them. You should not be taking a stimulant if you are not aware of the possible dangers behind taking the drug, as they can be quite severe depending on the individual. The side-effects associated with Vyvanse include hypertension, erectile dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, loss of appetite, blurred vision, and muscle spasms. These effects can be unfortunate for anyone, but it is especially problematic for those who already have severe anxiety and stress.

Vyvanse Side-Effects

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Physical side-effects are important, but just as vital are side-effects which are psychological in nature. Stimulants are already trying to work on your brain, so having an additional mental issue is the last thing you want happening. Increased alertness and concentration are among the side-effects, which means being even more focused and energized than you should be. You can also find yourself having more significant anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, and lack of confidence, all of which can have an adverse effect on your treatment. The psychological effects of a stimulant can be a major problem, so make sure any and all side-effects are reported to your doctor.

Side-effects are a common thing that has become a well-known disclaimer when advertising prescription drugs. However, there is more to these drugs than just common side-effects; you can also become dependent, tolerant of, and addicted to Vyvanse. The tolerance comes from taking the drug in large enough quantities that their effect is no longer working. If this happens, you might want to simply increase your dosage, but it might depend on how you are handling the current dosage. This is where dependence and addiction come in; it is well-known that users can become addicted to their medication, and stimulants are no different. Those with addictive histories or personalities are usually not recommended to take stimulants for these reasons.

If you are interested in Vyvanse or any other medication for your ADD/ADHD treatment and understand the benefits and risks, then contact us at Mango Clinic to schedule your appointment. You will speak with a licensed physician who will help you understand how stimulants work and which one would be best for you. After an evaluation, you will decide on a type of medication and dosage, which you will be able to pick up at your local pharmacy. You can make your appointment today by calling us at 786-391-0269 or by visiting our website’s appointment page.

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Concerta for ADHD treatment in Miami

If you’re reading this, there is a high chance that you live a very busy life. Many things happen, people coming and going, and work that always seems to be plentiful. Depending on the type of person you are, you can handle it very well or you might struggle. Everyone is made differently, and it’s okay to not be the very best at everything. We can get caught up in much of the things life throws at us, and we may not always know the best way to respond. This can also result in us not taking note of how these events affect us mentally and physically. There might be changes or things that have been a part of us for years that we simply choose to either accept or ignore.

 

If you find yourself being more distracted, which means being less attentive to whatever it is you’re focusing on, you could be exhibiting symptoms of ADHD and you might need to speak to a licensed ADHD doctor. While a lack of concentration is the most famous example of this disorder, you may also be less active (as well as more tired). Additionally, you might be acting impulsively and not be as organized as you could. It can usually be detected during childhood, but plenty of adults later in life report having signs of ADHD. If you take into account the idea of acceptance and ignorance, it’s no surprise if a decent amount of the adult population has symptoms related to the disorder.

 

Another disorder that leaves a person feeling tired is narcolepsy. While fatigue is one of the main symptoms, narcolepsy is most famous for causing people to fall asleep at the least appropriate times. It can cause a person to fall asleep during a meeting or a social event, which can be problematic, as well as highly embarrassing. Contributing to sleepiness and fatigue, someone with narcolepsy can also be affected by cataplexy, which involves the weakening of body muscles.

 

Mango Clinic, located near Downtown Miami, can help you find true relief for the symptoms brought about by these disorders. With our professional staff and certified doctors, we can assist you with treating not only ADHD and narcolepsy, but anxiety, weight loss, and sexual dysfunction, among other disorders. With our help, we can help you discover if a drug like Concerta is right for you.Concerta example pills

 

What Is Concerta Used For

 

Both ADHD and narcolepsy can be treated with Concerta, which is a stimulant medication that is specifically used to treat these disorders. Concerta is a specific brand version of methylphenidate that can be prescribed by your local doctor and it usually comes in extended release (XR). What this means is that it takes effect in your body much more strongly than some other forms of medication for ADHD or narcolepsy. By being a more potent dose of medication, Concerta is able to last for about 12 hours. However, it should not be taken more than once every 24 hours, due to its strength.

 

Methylphenidate is primarily a combined chemical makeup that targets dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter which likes to spend its time in the brain’s reward center. Dopamine helps promote motivation for doing things, which plays into the reward center and how it affects people. If you ever do something and derive pleasure from it, you can thank dopamine. It’s what makes you want to eat food for both survival and delicious flavor.

 

What a drug like Concerta does is locate dopamine and help release it out from the brain. By doing this, your brain stays stimulated, which then causes you to become more focused and alert. By making sure the dopamine stays where it should, as well as making sure it keeps getting released with the help of the brain’s receptors, Concerta is able to make those with ADHD and narcolepsy more organized and attentive.

 

It is important to remember that, like any prescribed drug, Concerta has its drawbacks. One of the most notable issues with taking methylphenidate is the possibility of addiction. Drugs like Concerta are known for being easily abused, which why dosage levels are usually low for first-time users. The feeling one gets from these drugs can be euphoric in nature, which can make the users want to keep taking the drug for the sake of the high it provides. Someone who takes Concerta can always try their hand at asking for frequent refills or a higher dosage, which a licensed doctor could do. This same doctor, however, could recommend a lower dosage and stick to this, as well as not further prescribe the user if it is no longer benefiting them. You may want to reconsider using Concerta if you think you could be easily addicted to this type of prescription drug. Consult with an ADHD Doctor in Miami to start your treatment.

 

How Does Concerta Work

 

We’ve already talked about how methylphenidate goes after dopamine in the brain and helps it get released to allow you to become more alert and focused. What makes Concerta so special is that it utilizes the osmotic-controlled release oral delivery system. OROS for short, this system is found within the actual Concerta pill that you ingest. At its most basic, it’s the pill as you would expect it, but with a hole that allows for the drug to be activated by being pushed out via osmotic pressure, thanks to the water that the pill absorbs when going through your body. Combined with its status as an XR drug, Concerta is able to keep results for longer, due to its much stronger dosage. This can be appealing, as you only have to take the drug once per day in the mornings.Buy Concerta in Miami

 

Where to Buy Concerta Miami

 

Concerta, like many other drugs of its kind, can be bought at pharmacies and the like. However, you cannot just go to a pharmacy and ask for the drug. It must be prescribed to you legally by a licensed physician who is certified to prescribe medication of this kind.

 

If you are interested in Concerta, you must first consult with a licensed ADHD doctor who will evaluate you and see if you can be approved for the medication. Once approved, you will be given a certain dosage and that’s what you will take. From there you may be prescribed a higher dosage, but this ultimately decided by your doctor.

 

If you are interested in being prescribed Concerta in Miami, Florida, you can come to Mango Clinic, where our licensed doctors can help you find the relief you need. We can be contacted via our phone 7 days a week; you can set up your appointment by calling us (305)776-2898, as well. If you would prefer to do things online – Concerta online appointment,  you can visit our webpage to set up your appointment. Get the right kind of treatment and set up an appointment today!

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Top 5 Adult ADHD Treatment Centers in Miami Providing Adult ADHD Testing  

 

Do you have life-disrupting symptoms that include lack of concentration, inability to stay organized, lack of time-management skills, scattered thoughts, or anxiety? These may be symptoms of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. For years, healthcare professionals thought that ADHD only affected children and millions of adults who carried the disorder into their mature lives went undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Now, however, it’s thought that at least eight million American adults deal with this disorder on a daily basis and it is becoming more and more accepted for them to seek out treatment.

 

This new focus on adult ADHD has been a positive development in the healthcare community and has uncovered many treatment options for those dealing with the primary symptoms of ADHD or secondary symptoms such as alcohol abuse, low self-esteem, and depression. Depending on the unique symptoms experienced by a sufferer, treatment options can include the following:

 

ADHD Therapy or  ADHD counseling

 Many of those suffering from ADHD can be helped with different types of therapy or counseling. Cognitive behavioral counseling, for example, can help them reshape their thoughts and subsequent reactions. Traditional therapy can help them deal with secondary symptoms such as low self-esteem, substance abuse, or relationship issues. Family or group therapy can assist in healing rifts between loved ones caused by the disorder and can help those close to the sufferer learn how to best support them in their treatment programs. Stress management through a coaching or counseling program can also help the individual with adult ADHD learn how to best deal with the burden of the ADHD diagnosis and reduce the overall negative effect on their lives.

 

ADHD Prescription Medicationseffects of Adderall

Stimulant medications have long been the go-to for treating children or adolescents with ADHD. While stimulants such as Adderall, Concerta, and Vyvanse have helped some adults with ADHD, it’s important to note that they do not always have the same effect as they do on younger sufferers. In some cases, non-stimulant prescription medication such as Strattera may be a better option for older individuals with the disorder. In most cases, those who are prescribed medications to treat their ADHD are also encouraged to receive therapy, counseling, or behavior modification coaching as part of a holistic treatment program.

 

Choosing the best clinic for your needs is very important if you believe you may suffer from adult ADHD. Getting an accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan is the first step toward getting help and living a richer, more fulfilling life. If you live in the Miami area, here are the five best clinics that offer adult ADHD testing and treatment:

 

Miami Counseling & Resource Center

Miami counseling and resource center logoMiami Counseling & Resource Center has a full staff of therapists, psychiatrists, and even a nutritionist on staff to provide accurate assessments and subsequent treatment programs for those suffering from adult ADHD. One of their psychiatrists, Dr. Sandrow, is a trained coach for a working memory training program called Cogmed which has proven to be a successful resource for those who need to improve their attention, enhance their working memory, and reduce distractibility. In addition to diagnosing and treating this disorder, the resource center also offers therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma and abuse, and grief counseling. The clinic offers convenient online appointment requests to see one of their many qualified doctors or therapists.

 

Mango Clinic – ADHD Diagnosis & Treatment in Miami

 

Mango Clinic LogoIf you want a convenient and professional clinic to offer adult ADHD diagnosis, treatment, and support, Mango Clinic may be the right option for you. With a full staff of therapists, psychiatrists, and coaches on staff, the clinic can fully assess your needs and provide a holistic approach to treatment that includes prescription medication, individual therapy, and other forms of counseling. In addition to making appointments, Mango Clinic also offers the convenience of patients being able to walk in or receive support through their telehealth system. Mango Clinic also offers treatments for secondary symptoms that often accompany adult ADHD such as stress, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, and alcohol addiction, emotional support animal.

 

South Florida Integrative Health  

 

South Florida Integrative Health logoThe healthcare professionals at South Florida Integrative Health offer a comprehensive evaluation and cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat those with adult ADHD. This clinic offers a drug-free approach to treating the disorder that is brain-based and includes treatments such as neurofeedback, brain optimization, neurological rehabilitation, and more. They will customize a brain-based approach to your treatment plan and pair it with nutritional and lifestyle modifications to ensure you receive the support you need to get on the right path. With three physicians and full support staff, South Florida Integrative Health is a good option for those who do not want to use prescription medicines to treat their condition.

 

Coast Family Psychiatry

Coast Family Psychiatry logoBoard-certified psychiatrist Dr. Safir Azam specializes in a one-to-one approach to diagnosing and treating emotional and psychological disorders including adult ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, and depression. With an emphasis on psychoeducation, medication management, and psychotherapy, Dr. Azam offers a well-rounded approach for those who want to experience real change.

 

Elevate Psychiatry

Elevate Psychiatry logoElevate Psychiatry offers a complete evaluation and health history for all their patients to determine if adult ADHD is the cause of symptoms and how to best develop an individualized treatment plan. The professional staff offers medication management, psychotherapy, genetic testing, and even a therapy dog in their state-of-the-art loft-style office. Elevate also offers the convenience of telepsychiatry for those who want to receive treatment via their computers or mobile devices.  

 

If you think you may suffer from adult ADHD, it’s imperative that you get the help you need. By choosing the right Miami ADHD clinic to thoroughly assess and treat your condition through medication, psychotherapy, counseling, brain-based treatment, or a combination of one of or more treatments, you can get on the road to better mental health and stronger relationships. The above five Miami clinics are the best at testing for and subsequently treating those who suffer from the symptoms of adult ADHD.

 


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Adult ADHD Treatment in Miami

As it becomes more and more of a mainstream diagnosis, Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now an accepted medical condition that affects more than 4.4% of the adult population in the United States. Marked by an inability to concentrate, disorganization, and unstable relationships, ADHD can have a variety of negative consequences on the sufferer’s life. If you have been diagnosed with Adult ADHD or believe you may have it, you should schedule an appointment with a licensed ADHD Doctor in Miami. Here is more information on what you need to know about this condition and where can you get ADHD diagnosis done in Miami.

 

What is Adult ADHD?

Adult ADHD is a mental health disorder. Though it can range from mild to extreme, it usually presents with many of the same symptoms. Depending on the type of ADHD an adult has, symptoms can range from irritability and lack of focus to anxiety and outbursts of anger. Others experience chronic lateness or an inability to stay organized and some even experience very low self-esteem or stomach problems stemming from the disorder. You can discuss your ADHD symptoms with our Doctor at mango Clinic and he can determine if you have it or not.

 

How Does Adult ADHD Differ from ADHD in Children?Miami Adhd facts

Hyperactivity is usually the area where adults and children differ the most when it comes to ADHD. While children with ADHD tend to squirm, fidget, run or climb excessively, and can’t sit still, adults are more likely to display symptoms like doodling, restlessness, an inability to complete jobs, and taking part in active or risky behavior that will hold their interest.

In the area of inattention, ADHD children tend to make careless mistakes in schoolwork, seem not to listen when spoken to, don’t complete homework projects, and have short attention spans. Adults with ADHD, on the other hand, are forgetful, have troubles following conversations, lose track of time, and have problems with self-motivation.

Impulsiveness also looks different in adults and children with ADHD. Children blurt out comments inappropriately, interrupt others, and have problems waiting their turn. Adults may spend money impulsively, participate in behaviors that are dangerous, or hurt other people’s feelings with insensitive comments.

It’s believed that adults with ADHD have had the disorder since they were children but many went undiagnosed. This could lead to years of believing their problems are simply ‘part of their personality’ or that they are lazy or not intelligent.

 

Are There Different Types of ADHD?

One of the reasons that many with Adult ADHD go undiagnosed is because they don’t have the ‘classic’ symptoms of the disorder. With more research, it’s been discovered that there are actually seven different types of ADHD, all with varying symptoms and appropriate treatments. In addition to Classic ADHD, there are also these variations and their corresponding symptoms:

 

Anxious ADHD: anxiety, tension, headaches and stomachaches

Temporal Lobe ADHD: learning and memory problems; behavioral issues such as aggression or paranoia

Limbic ADHD: low-level sadness, low energy, excessive guilt, low self-esteem

Inattentive ADHD: short attention spans, easily distracted, disorganized, but with no hyperactivity

Over-focused ADHD: getting stuck in negative thought patterns or behaviors, difficulty shifting attention to new tasks

Ring of Fire ADHD: acting out with mean behavior, unpredictability

 

How is Adult ADHD Diagnosed and Treated?

Many adults who research the disorder and look closely at their own symptoms can self-diagnose ADHD. However, to be certain of the diagnosis and to get the proper treatment, adults should schedule an appointment with a qualified physician who has experience in identifying and treating the disorder. Depending on the type of ADHD you have, you may be treated with lifestyle changes or ADHD supplements or, if needed, stimulants or anti-depressants that have been proven to successfully treat your symptoms. Most common ADHD drug is Adderall. Consult with a doctor before taking Adderall.

If you are living with ADHD and have not been diagnosed, you have likely experienced a number of negative consequences that you can’t explain. Getting a proper diagnosis can be a life-changing experience as you now have answers for your prior thoughts and behaviors and you can now receive the treatment you deserve. If you believe you have Adult ADHD, please call our Miami clinic at (305) 776-2898 to schedule an appointment.

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ADD vs ADHD: What’s the Difference?

More than 11% of children and 4.4% of adults in the United States are living with a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). However, many do not know what the difference is between the two disorders and how this affects their treatment options.

To put it simply, ADD is the old name for what is now commonly known as ADHD. Though it is now the official medical term for the condition, many of those with ADHD do not have the ‘hyperactivity’ that is stated right in the name.

 

Recognizing the Different Types of ADHD

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Though ADD and ADHD do not actually refer to two separate disorders, it is important to recognize that there are different types of ADHD that present with a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms, such as spaceyness or mean outbursts, are sometimes not easily recognizable as being part of ADHD.

The DSM-V recognizes three different types of ADHD: Primarily Inattentive, Primarily Hyperactive-Impulsive, or Combined. Those with Inattentive ADHD tend to have trouble sustaining attention, seem not to listen when spoken to, avoid tasks that require sustained effort, and often lose things they need to complete a task. More girls and women are diagnosed with this type of ADHD than boys or men.

Primarily Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD sufferers are fidgety, talk excessively, have difficulty playing with others, often interrupt, and have trouble sitting still. This is usually the type we think of when we consider a boy or even an adult having ADHD. Combined ADHD is diagnosed when at least six symptoms from Inattentive and from Hyperactive-Impulsive are present.

Though many in the healthcare profession use the three types of ADHD to diagnose and treat their patients, more research has proves that there are actually seven different types of ADHD, all with slightly different symptoms. These range from Temporal Lobe ADHD, which is characterized by memory or learning problems as well as aggression or paranoia; Anxious ADHD which presents as chronic stress or tension along with stomach problems and headaches; and Over-Focused ADHD, which has symptoms of repetitive thoughts, resistance to change, and difficulty shifting attention when needed.

 

Different Treatment for Different TypesADD/ ADHD Treatment in Miami

If you or your loved one has ADHD, it’s crucial to know which type you suffer from so you can get the proper treatment. While stimulants can effectively treat the classic types of ADHD, it can actually have a negative effect on those with Over-Focused or Anxious ADHD. Anti-depressants may prove effective for treating Over-Focused ADHD, but could have little effect in Inattentive or Classic ADHD. In addition, a low carbohydrate diet can help some forms of ADHD while aggravating others.

 

What You Need to Know for a Diagnosis

Though those with Classic ADHD can often diagnose themselves as they fall into the ‘typical’ range of symptoms, those with others types of less common ADHD may have trouble realizing they suffer from the disorder. Whether or not you have successfully self-diagnosed your condition, it’s important that you see a medical professional who has experience recognizing and treating the disorder. It’s also important that the professional works with adult ADHD as the condition can look much different in adults than in children and needs to be treated correctly.

If you have been living with adult ADHD, you may have been told for years that you’re lazy, lack motivation, or even have a learning disability. Recognizing that you may suffer from one of the many forms of ADHD can come as a huge relief to those who thought it was ‘just them’ and that they just needed to ‘try harder’. If you believe you may suffer from ADHD, please call our Miami clinic at (305) 776-2898 to schedule an appointment.

 


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