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Re: stimulants for depression?

Posted by willyee on July 7, 2006, at 6:39:42

In reply to Re: stimulants for depression? nickguy, posted by JerryPharmStudent on July 7, 2006, at 3:18:14

> > Has anybody heard of this, or have experience with it? My pysch mentioned it and I was a little surprised because I know stimulants carry a lot of stigma. I think he would want to try this before an MAOI, but I'm not sure.
>
> Stimulants are a widely used tool for depression. Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine - they all work VERY well when paired with SSRIs.
>
> I've been on stimulants for depression for years. Doctors would rather prescribe stimulants than benzos sometimes!
>
> There's more stigma attached to mental illness than there is to using stimulants for depression. Without Adderall - I'd not be able to get out of bed.
>
> Jerry
>
>


Dont know how much success stimulants have to show when combined with ssris and the like in treatment resistent depression before docters,not just the unconventional ones consider using them as a serious protocol.

If a doc knows what they are doing stimulants can help termondously as i think we seen here alone.


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