Posted by zeugma on September 3, 2005, at 16:12:53
In reply to Re: executive functioning etc..... » linkadge, posted by Meri-Tuuli on September 3, 2005, at 13:17:46
> > Many of the TCA's including nortryptaline have been used in the treatment of ADD.
> Would this also help with depression?
Yes, it would. Nortriptyline is a very effective antidepressant.
> Or maybe I can buy Provigil or something online..
Provigil is better for many aspects of executive functioning for me. I can organize my desk a little better (although it's still a frightful mess). Ritalin did nothing for organization. I have more of a 'sense of the future', ability to plan, on Provigil. It's not a dramatic effect however, but it's better than nothing.
Ritalin works a lot more dramatically to improve 'reward deficiency.' The dysphoria I would feel after completing any task was alleviated by Ritalin at 60 mg/day, but not at lower dosages. Provigil helps a little with this, but it's a slower, smaller effect. but when being organized enough to get out the door in one piece is a challenge, every little bit counts.