Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 201872

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Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression

Posted by Jack Smith on February 19, 2003, at 13:46:04

Has anyone tried these for depression, what about other stimulants?

 

Re: Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression

Posted by Thomas123 on February 19, 2003, at 22:25:59

In reply to Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression, posted by Jack Smith on February 19, 2003, at 13:46:04

They work great for three or four days. I think they basically conk out after that.

 

Re: Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression

Posted by cybercafe on February 20, 2003, at 0:04:55

In reply to Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression, posted by Jack Smith on February 19, 2003, at 13:46:04

> Has anyone tried these for depression, what about other stimulants?

they work for me, but i have ADD + depression

it's a different feeling than serotonin drugs, that's for sure

more calm positivity than excitement

 

Re: Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression Jack Smith

Posted by likelife on February 20, 2003, at 0:07:46

In reply to Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression, posted by Jack Smith on February 19, 2003, at 13:46:04

I've been using ritalin, in conjunction with desipramine for depression for about six months, and have been happier than I've been in about five years (though some intensive therapy was also involved in this). The ritalin gives me added energy, and helped to get rid of a lot of the morning grogginess I was feeling.

 

Re: Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression Jack Smith

Posted by IsoM on February 20, 2003, at 0:32:28

In reply to Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression, posted by Jack Smith on February 19, 2003, at 13:46:04

I'm like cybercafe - I have depression & ADD, but I also have narcolepsy. Dexedrine by itself would only help my depression for a short while & would be gone when the dose wore off. For me, the most effective combo happens to be Celexa (an SSRI), Dexedrine (for the narcolepsy more than the ADD), & Provigil. The Provigil was originally for the narcolepsy but it was no help. But when I stopped it after a few months, I realised that it was a fantastic mood enhancer. I went back on it. The three meds work in synergy for me.

 

Re: Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression Jack Smith

Posted by viridis on February 20, 2003, at 1:25:13

In reply to Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression, posted by Jack Smith on February 19, 2003, at 13:46:04

I find the stimulant Adderall a very good antidepressant (although I take it primarily for ADD). I also take Klonopin, which relieves the depression that results from anxiety (I consider Klonopin my "primary" AD since my worst depression is anxiety-based). Adderall has an additional mood-brightening effect for me, and seems to work synergistically with the Klonopin. Both have been effective for well over a year, with no increases in dosage necessary.

Provigil is definitely worth a try too; I liked its effects (it just didn't help enough with ADD) and my pdoc said he's seen very good results in certain patients, although apparently it's hard to predict who will respond.

 

Re: Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression IsoM

Posted by Geoffrey Ruch on December 20, 2004, at 5:24:15

In reply to Re: Ritalin or Dexadrine for Depression Jack Smith, posted by IsoM on February 20, 2003, at 0:32:28

What dosage of Dexadrine? I'm taking 5mg twice a day. It has helped me emmensely. I have been severely depressed for years and nothing has helped.


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