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I am taking .5mgs of Lexapro for depression/Anxious and Social Phobia.......

My doctor wants to put me on one of these................for I am having some issues making decisions and betting motivated. I can't think straight ..............I thought these were just for ADD..........are they used for Anxiety/Depression too?

And I can't afford to be this way now, I have allot of stress like we all do........job loss and my major one.........Mom's memory is getting awful, and the neurologist say's he see's dementia..........she is in denial. I was, but have to be strong for her. Not getting allot of help from my family.........and this is killing me.

However, she will admit to having memories issues...............I just need an extra push..........and he suggested one of these...........which one would be best.......or that you have any good feedback on?

Please I go tomorrow *Wednesday* and want to make the right decision....oh it must come in a Generic formula............

God Bless and thank you for listening...........

Take care and HOPE TO hear form you all soon...........

Donna:wave:
I don't believe that Concerta is available in a generic, per se. Concerta is methylphenidate, the same as Ritalin, but is formulated such that your body has to metabolize it before the medication becomes available. This is intended to cut down on abuse, results are at best mixed in this regard. Generic Ritalin is available (methylphenidate).

Adderall is available as a generic in the USA, it is not generic in Canada (I think you're American, but I'm covering my bases).

Either of these will help with the 'get up and go' as will any stimulant. Both can be used as second line treatments for depression, which means they're generally considered only if SSRIs are ineffective. Stimulants definitely can have positive effects on depression, but they tend to be short lived. Another concern is the 'crash' that many experience with Adderall, which leads to depression late in the day. I would discuss this crash with your doctor, as it can be rather jolting. Stimulants can also have the side effect of worsening anxiety, though not in all cases.

As far as which one is superior, it's difficult to say. Concerta will likely have a less pronounced effect than Adderall, but will also likely let you down easier; I've never heard anyone complain about a Concerta crash. Adderall, in my experience, is more effective, but it's a stronger medication and you may experience more side effects. Talk to your doctor and perhaps try one for a trial period, and try the other if you're unhappy with the effects of the first.

Best of luck.
Thank you, I will talk to him today..........It will have to be generic, for I don't have insurance @ this point......but it will help allot. I will pay it..........

Thank you for your response..........God Bless.





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