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Re: ADHD, Ritalin and Serotonin?

Posted by King Vultan on October 19, 2004, at 19:44:19

In reply to Re: ADHD, Ritalin and Serotonin? karaS, posted by zeugma on October 19, 2004, at 19:01:08

> hi Kara (btw I will reply to you soon via babblemail) I disagree with this researcher since Prozac does NOT work for ADD. Maybe for some "H", in rats or otherwise, but it is not an effective treatment for for attentional disorders. When Prozac is shown to demostrate the same degree of efficacy as Ritalin, Strattera, or Dexedrine, then I will change my mind. But I have seen no such evidence.
> -z

I agree. Just because Prozac lowered hyperactivity doesn't mean that it is necessarily an effective ADD/ADHD treatment. What is going on? Is the extra serotonin transmission inducing a calming effect? If so, benzos should work in an analogous manner because they are also calming and would tend to reduce hyperactivity. However, benzos have no more efficacy for ADD/ADHD than do SSRIs. The reasoning in the study seems flawed, and perhaps biased.





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