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Re: Strattera and Strattera users

Posted by utopizen on September 28, 2004, at 9:23:10

In reply to Re: Strattera and Strattera users, posted by Bill LL on September 27, 2004, at 8:37:16

Okay, if you already have anxiety, and you take Ritalin, you are going to have problems. You need to treat the anxiety first, the ADD second.

Strattera was tried for depression first, but failed miserably. I would not use it for depression-- maybe to add to an antidepressant, but it wouldn't suffice for it alone.

When you're depressed, you don't want to spend a monh hoping someone's ancedote from a website will apply to you, sorry.

> I think that you can try Strattera or a stimulant such as Ritalin for anxiety. Strattera is not an antidepressant, but it does have a calming effect on many people. Strattera was originally investigated as a potential antidepressant but did not get FDA approval as an AD. I think that the clinical trials were not convincing. But it did get FDA approval for ADD.
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> > Looking at a thread on ADD that I posted a few days ago, most people recommend Strattera (Atomoxetine).
> >
> > However I do also suffer from depression (currently on 40mg Prozac) and I also get fairly severe anxiety (this manifests iteself as social anxiety; GAD; moderate panic attacks; and co-morbid depression). I'm on 800mg of Sodium Valproate for anxiety but it does little to help.
> >
> > My question(s) are - Does Strattera help depressive states? And, does Strattera have any effect on anxiety problems (i.e. can it make it worse as well as better?)
> >
> > Thnaks to everyone!




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