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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I have depression because I feel it is genetic and then I have a life situation that causes me chronic stress. Chronic stress leads me to depression. I will be mentally ill bipolar, mainly depressive side for the rest of my life. I don't like that fact yet it is just the way it is. Medication helps me immensely and I will be on it the rest of my life. I am lucky to have found a great psychiatrist.
As for natural remedies for depression, medical marijuana has helped me immensely in the past. It helps me with stress, therefore depression. /m m jdoctor com/benefits-of-medical-marijuana-according-experts/
So this is my story. I hope you find peace and feel better.
Yes; a doctor can prescribe medication for both ADHD and depression. In some cases, two medications will be prescribed (one medication for ADHD and another for depression). Some drugs such as Wellbutrin are prescribed to treat depression and work for ADHD as well.
SSRIs such as Prozac are antidepressants and may also be prescribed along with an ADHD medicine to help believe symptoms of both meaning depression and ADHD. So no Prozac is not prescribed for ADHD specifically which I can say I have ADHD and I have been on Prozac by itself and it didn't help with my ADHD at all.
The most common way of treating depression is a combination of both medications and therapy. Severe depression can be treated with Electroshock Therapy but it's rarely used.
Depression can be treated with Zoloft or generic Zoloft medications. Both medications work the same, and the generic drug is cheaper. If you can, get the doctor to write a prescription that includes the generic form of the drug. You will get the same relief at a fraction of the cost.
No, you should not take these 2 medications together because they both are in the same class of drug and treat the same things. These drugs are used to treat depression and fibromyalgia.
Yes, most ADHD medications are MUCH like cocaine, both are in the class of Amphetamine drugs. Cocaine comes from a plant and is natural, ADHD medications are man-made and are patented by drug companies to make BIG $$$. This is why cocaine is illegal.
No, they are differing drugs, but both have been used to treat ADHD.
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****
They are different Pharmacueticals but are both used for ADHD. Their method of Action will be slightly Different in creating the Effect
It is used to treat both clinical depression and nerve pain.
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.
Both ADHD and depression can be caused by a hormonal imbalance (eg. Seratonin). It is also more likely that people will get depressive disorder if they already have a mental illness such as ADHD, schizophrenia, or bipolar.