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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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