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Q&A- Adderall Complications

Susan S. Woods, Ph.D.question and answer with Dr. Susan S. Woods

Q: My son takes Adderall for ADHD, what types of over the counter medicines can i give for a common cold/flu type symptoms that won’t interfere with his adderall. I was told some ingredients will make the heart race.

A: This is a question for a psychiatrist not a psychologist. Psychologists do not prescribe medication.

 Psychiatrists have M.D degrees and have done a residency in the specialty of psychiatry. Whereas, psychologists have Ph.D. Degrees which entail 3-4 years of study post BA or BS college diplomas at university plus a two year internship and a dissertation in a chosen specialty. Some states allow psychologists to prescribe medication but most don’t.

Susan S. Woods, Ph.D.

700 McClellan St ♦ Schenectady, NY 12304 ♦ (518) 372-0166

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