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Old 02-03-2004, 09:26 PM   #1
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Question My husband has just been diagnosed!!

Hello there,
My husband has just been diagnosed with adult ADD. He is in the Army, and is has just recently started taking paxil and a med. for his ADD. He sounds very short and I can hear in his voice that he is angry. He says that this is normal when starting his meds. I am in my home town at this point visiting relatives and very much feel like I should be apart of his counceling or recovery I dont know which to call it. He tells me that his councelor says it is probably best that we ( my Son and I ) are not there right now and I feel really left out in the dark about the whole process. I really dont know what to do to help him out nor how to say to him that I feel like he is leaving me out. I've told him that I would help him out in any way possible and will support him. How can I do that here?
Thank you for your help!

Old 02-04-2004, 01:20 PM   #2
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Re: My husband has just been diagnosed!!

Paxil is NOT for ADD. There is no evidence that it helps ADD symptoms unless the person truely has depression. Paxil effects serotonin. ADD involved dopamine and in some cases norepinephrine.
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