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Re: Is it wrong to use a stimulant for depression? TylerJ

Posted by Maxime on March 13, 2006, at 17:33:44

In reply to Re: Is it wrong to use a stimulant for depression? Maxime, posted by TylerJ on March 13, 2006, at 7:10:33

I can vouch for the crash... except with Adderall. Both Dexedrine and Ritalin send me into a crashing depression in the evening where I have self-injured.

Thanks for your input.


> > Hi
> >
> > Is there anything wrong with treating depression with a stimulant. What would be the reasons that someone would advise against it.
> >
> > Adderall XR helped me a lot. But now my pdoc doesn't want me depending on stimulants. Is it any different to depend on a stimulant than an antidepressant. I mean if it works, then why not?
> >
> > Maxime
> I asked my pdoc the same question about a year ago and he said absolutely no..pissed me off, I agree if it works, why not? He said they're highly addictive, the effects are short-lived, and there is often a "crash" after they wear off.
> During the crash people usually become very depressed. Also, stimulants have the potential to induce tolerance rather quickly. Suicides have been reported in people who suddenly stop taking amphetamines...this is what my pdoc said anyway.
> Tyler
> P.S. I'd still be willing to try them if nothing else works.




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