"im not sure. is adderall used to treat depression?"
"Adderall contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
"Adderall may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide."
I don't have any medical training, I have bi-polar, and for that I take Lithium and an anti-depressant, Mirtazapine.
At one point in the descript
ion of Adderall, it was saying that medicine for someone who does not have "attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder" or "attention deficit disorder" etc. the medicine can get them in a high state.
You said, "i have explained to my doctor that ive beeing very depressed and unmotivated and having toruble concentrating."
Mayoclinic.org says those are signs of depression, as you say.
Also, mayclinic.org says:
"Many types of antidepressants are available, including those below. Be sure to discuss possible major side effects with your doctor or pharmacist.
• Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Doctors often start by prescribing an SSRI. These drugs are considered safer and generally cause fewer bothersome side effects than other types of antidepressants. SSRIs include citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), sertraline (Zoloft) and vilazodone (Viibryd)."
I don't see your "Adderall" in that list of "often prescribed anti-depressants."
1. Having you been to this doctor before?
2. If so, do you believe he is a good doctor?
3. Is he a psychiatrist or a general practionier?
4. In my view, he could be right or wrong. What do you think, from the data up above and your own beliefs and findings?
If you feel this medicine is not helping you, or that you may be in trouble, you could go to the emergency room.
You could also call a 24-hour pharmacy, and ask the pharmacist about
If the medicine is causing you problems, you might not want to take any more doses. That is your decision.
Can you get a second opinion about
your depression from a 2nd doctor, preferably a psychiatrist?
How are you feeling right now?
writing us back about
how this s going.
These are all my opinions as a person who is not trained in medicine, but has bipolar.
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 6/17/2017 10:24:15 PM (GMT-6)