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What medications treat both ADHD and depression?

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Answered 2010-05-04 04:20:30

The most common medications used to treat ADHD include stimulants. Rarely, stimulants are used for treatment resistant depression. There are also off-label drugs such as Wellbutrin that are used off-label to treat ADHD and are proven effective for depression.

In some cases, depression that occurs with ADHD may be caused by poor treatment for the symptoms of ADHD. Also, some doctors will prescribe two separate drugs (one for ADHD and one for depression).

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Answer: Strattera is used for the main purpose of treating ADHD; it is not a controlled substance or a stimulant. It may have been shown to treat depression for some people although this is controversial due to the new black box warning for strattera claiming it causes suicidal thoughts in children. my psychiatrist prescribed this to me to treat both adhd and depression. however the only outcome from taking 40mg of this crap for 6 weeks was horrible heartburn. i highly recomment NOT taking this medication for the treatment of depression especially if you are under 18, but i am not a doctor and ultimately the decision is yours, i hope this helps****

No, they are differing drugs, but both have been used to treat ADHD.

They are different Pharmacueticals but are both used for ADHD. Their method of Action will be slightly Different in creating the Effect

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These two medications are used to treat ADHD; they both belong to a category of drugs known as psychostimulants that increase dopamine release in the brain. They should only be used together if your doctor prescribes them to you to be taken together.

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