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Hexagon123

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Hi,

I have a history of psychosis, mild from 15-23 and then much worse from 23-26 but I haven’t had any symptoms for 6 months, I’m on 18mg of haloperidol and that keeps me symptom free.

I also very likely have adhd, my psychologist who specialises in adhd and autism says it’s very likely. And I’m waiting on assessment from my psychiatrist.

I’m just wondering if anyone has psychosis and adhd if they take medication for it and what?

My psychiatrist doesn’t want me on stimulants which is understandable, but what about non stimulant medications such as atomoxetine. Does that also act in the same way as stimulants. He hasn’t mentioned this med just said I can’t go on meds. So I’m a bit confused. Obviously I need to ask him this but thought I’d get some advice before.

Thanks.
 
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Orangeade

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Hi,

I have a history of psychosis, mild from 15-23 and then much worse from 23-26 but I haven’t had any symptoms for 6 months, I’m on 18mg of haloperidol and that keeps me symptom free.

I also very likely have adhd, my psychologist who specialises in adhd and autism says it’s very likely. And I’m waiting on assessment from my psychiatrist.

I’m just wondering if anyone has psychosis and adhd if they take medication for it and what?

My psychiatrist doesn’t want me on stimulants which is understandable, but what about non stimulant medications such as atomoxetine. Does that also act in the same way as stimulants. He hasn’t mentioned this med just said I can’t go on meds. So I’m a bit confused. Obviously I need to ask him this but thought I’d get some advice before.

Thanks.
Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing! I’m hoping someone here can help you! Sending you love x
 

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