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Re: Ritalin to treat depression?

Posted by Noa on November 14, 1999, at 19:18:33

In reply to Ritalin to treat depression?, posted by SB on November 14, 1999, at 15:40:04

As far as I know, Ritalin is sometimes used to treat depression in people who are medically fragile, or elderly. Also, it is used to jumpstart antideppresants, which can take a number of weeks to start working. And, it is used to augment antidepresants, which is what I take it for.

It might work for you, but keep in mind that it does not maintain a sustained effect. It has a short lived effect, and if doses are not timed right, you can experience "rebound" low mood, irritability, fatigue etc. as the effect wears off.

I think the primary effect of ritalin is increased alertness.




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