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Re: Dexedrine addiction, ADD and SAD *IMPORTANT* zarathustra

Posted by violette on August 4, 2010, at 21:28:29

In reply to Dexedrine addiction, ADD and SAD *IMPORTANT*, posted by zarathustra on August 3, 2010, at 22:01:10

My doctor told me he prescribes stimulants for depression if they work best for the patient. I think the ADD cluster of symptoms is a subset of several more complex mental illnesses, and not an actual disorder, and that's why the dx fits so many people.

Motivational and fear of rejection issues can be an expression of many disorders too. Some Drs. will dx you ADD so the stimulant is not prescribed off-label due to their malpractice insurance coverage or guidelines where they work. I wouldn't pay much attention to dx codes. I don't think the Dr. is misleading you. That's just the way it is. That's the way they are trained these days.

I took Dex for a year with no problems-it was better than SSRIs because I didn't have side effects to deal with. I had all the symptoms of ADD but I do not have ADD. It helped with the ADD symptoms and didn't give me anxiety, and I am very prone to anxiety disorders. It helped get me through a difficult time. But because I was prescribed a stimulant does not mean that I had ADD.

There are many other medications that target dopamine and/or ADD symptoms related to social anxiety symptoms; I don't remember the names of them, but people here take them and you can probably use the search feature to find them.

You might find that switching to something else will give you similar effects as Dex. Good luck.

 

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