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Re: Adderall and depression

Posted by Charm on September 1, 2004, at 9:41:28

In reply to Adderall and depression, posted by jessie77 on September 1, 2004, at 8:05:43

Hi Jessie -

I'm no expert, I just wanted to share my own experience with you as well as what my psychiatrist told me.

I started Adderall for adult ADD about two months ago. My biggest problem by far is depression with a lack of motivation, extreme lethargy and the inability to experience pleasure. I really only suffer anxiety during public speaking and social events with people I don't know.

I myself didn't experience any increase in anxiety after starting Adderall (I'm taking 30mg of the XR type). My psychiatrist did warn me though that some people do experience an increase in anxiety when taking Adderall. She makes a point of asking me about it whenever I see her. As for my depression, it didn't make it any worse. Actually, it seems to help a bit. I didn't get a big burst of energy from it. However, now that I'm also taking Wellbutrin, my energy level has gone up and I feel as if I'm coping better.

I've never tried Ritalin or Concerta. I did ty Strattera before Adderall. It only added to my fatigue which for me was the pits.

Best of luck to you. Please let us know what you decide. I hope the Cymbalta works well for you. I'm excited to hear how folks on this board are responding to it!





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