Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..
Don't forget that many disorders of the brain share significant neurological symptoms and reactions..
This list is also somewhat diagnostic of Bipolar Disorder and othe mental heath diagnoses. These symptoms should be reviewed with a psychiatrist before any conclusion are reached....they can tease out a differential diagnosis that saves a lot of time and problems from misdiagnosis....
I have depression and anxiety disorder and I asked my psychiatrist today about adhd since it runs in the family and I have a terrible time with paperwork, being messy etc. He Said that the two meds I am on for my other conditions treat it too! Come to think of it, when I have been off my meds in the past for financial reasons and no insurance...besides feeling anxious and depressed, I just couldn't get anything done!..
I know I have ADHA, but can't do anything about it because I cant focus enough. does anyone know if you gain all your weight back after gastric bypass will they give you a lapband? I have gained 25 lbs. back, I lost a total of 80 now it is only 65 I am eating eating eating if I dont eat I feel shit#y depressed, so depressed, no energy, severe anxiety and depression if I dont eat. The only thing that helps is calories, I am so sick of the Medifast food weight gain issues I am so friggin tired I GIVE UP...
Thanks. These are all good points. With ADHD, comorbidities are the rule rather than the exception - i.e. ADHD most often occurs in combination with other conditions - for example, Bipolar Mood Disorder. Bipolar and ADHD are an especially frustrating pair because their symptoms overlap. Even more confusing is that often, both Bipolar and ADHD are present in the same individual.
See the article and diagram here:.
This diagram clearly illustrates why coordination with a trusted and knowledgeable mental health professional is essential when your goal is an improved quality of life..
First, from a diagnosis standpoint, just sorting out what the issues are requires professional evaluation. Self-assessments like the one referenced above are excellent tools if used for the purpose intended - i.e. to see if there may be causes to seek professional evaluation. Such assessments should never be used as a substitute for professional evaluation..
Consider also that other comorbidities must be treated first. As anyone who has ever been obese can tell you, there's no such thing as "one size fits all". Put more bluntly, what is right for me may or may not be right for you..
What I can you is that, for me personally, professional treatment of my ADHD has dramatically improved the quality of my life in ways I never imagined possible. My ADHD treatment also fits hand-in-glove with my GBS maintenance program - each reinforces the other..
Finally, not all mental health professionals are equal. If you feel you are not being helped, you should keep reaching out until you find professionals you are comfortable with; professionals you can work with..
When things go wrong, we often blame ourselves. Indeed, we are often our own worst enemy. But it's just not that simple. By and large, obesity is not a problem of education. Nearly all obese people understand the problem with super sized fries..
If it were that simple - or easy - no one would ever suffer from obesity. None of us would ever require weight loss.
None of us would ever have difficulties maintaining our weight loss...