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... enario would prove to cause some imbalance of receptors I imagine. In the case of stimulants, the end result may be the opposite of being "up" and energetic, aka depression and fatigue. ... (13 replies)
... Actually, antidepressants and stimulants are quite commonly prescribed together because ADD and depression are often "comorbid" conditions. ... (13 replies)
Add and depression
Feb 29, 2008
... can relate to your problem. I went to the doc yesterday and was put on ritalin. I also have some depression. I have alot of anxiety but we are not sure if ADD is causing that or vise versa. Depression can definately cause concentration and memory trouble but it is possible to have both. ... (3 replies)

... without making them wired. The reason for stimulants bringing ADHD people down is that at the right dose, it allows their self control centre to function properly, thus making them calmer. ... (8 replies)
... You also bring up a good point. Besides all the concerns on the drug effects on the minds of the kids and the health concerns, all this excess prescribing is causing a new problem of the possible ways these drugs can be abused. ... (28 replies)
... and others act by causing the underactive parts of the ADHD brain to be stimulated, and release more of the neurotransmitters that we are short on. Stimulants start to act pretty much immediately, but have a very short lived effect. ... (7 replies)
... Thank you so much your very very helpful. I never really thought about the coffee until you wrote some people use it instead of meds..I think I may end up going to another medical doc since this one is kinda making me mad. My girlfriend supposedly also has adhd she was given adderal 20mg. She gave me a couple becuase we know thats whats wrong with me and it worked very well.... (8 replies)
... Whether stimulants would be safe for you, with your history of addiction, I can't say. However, as Thunor mention, there are ways to reduce the risk. ... (13 replies)
... I am taking a lot of Adderall. I feel great, mostly. For the first time in my life I can sit still without bouncing my leg madly up and down, sometimes causing the whole room seemingly to vibrate. I can talk on the phone while sitting down or standing still. My whole life I have paced madly while talking on the phone. ... (3 replies)
Mar 16, 2011
... uses of the ADHD type. And no other medical problems contraindicate the use of stimulant meds. And the stimulant is dosed within their narrow window of efficacy. Stimulants help with attention up to the top of a very narrow bell curve of efficacy. A dose just over the peak begins to adversely affect attention. ... (27 replies)
Dec 21, 2001
... ll clarily what is involved in an appropriate diagnostic evaluation for this disorder. Just my two cents here...until you have a very clear picture about what is causing such a level of hyperactivity in your little one, don't commit to medication. ... (5 replies)
... would be total depression with the inability to get out of bed. ... (2 replies)
Teens with ADD
Apr 9, 2003
... at feel like you do. One of them lives in my house. As a parent it can be very difficult to see your child so unhappy and not really able to understand what is causing it. I believe the stimulants used for ADD can amplify depression. That is the main reason I took my son off of them. ... (27 replies)
... They have recently in the last few years discovered in a study that antidepressants can have a simular effect on serotonin receptors, causing the receptors to become damaged and change into corkscrew shapes in rats. ... (21 replies)
Mar 10, 2004
... Again, remember, it can take many years before one will develop lung cancer from cigarettes, and some people will not have obvious problems with stimulants for years, then one day something happens, but usually is blamed on luck of life instead of drug effects. ... (25 replies)
... It's interesting to see that Ritalin is causing you two depression. I was told once by a psychologist that prior to the latest wave up reuptake inhibitors, stimulants were often used to treat depression. ... (16 replies)
Mar 26, 2011
... or suicidal. I had not been depressed when going on these medications. I even had birth control pills cause depression after only 3 months. ... (9 replies)
... But they did find the same things were causing cancers in humans too. ... (40 replies)
... Actually I have both Depression and ADHD so I take meds for both. But if the Ritalin is causing this side effect than I will have to deal with the ADHD using other methods then. I have tried other stimulants but they are not very helpful. ... (16 replies)
... I just want to say that in referring to the "up and down" I think that the term is being used to simplify the explination on how one may feel on medication to someone who does not have ADD. I don't think anyone here is compairing meds to "recreational cocaine" (15 replies)

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