Adderall Prescribed For Depression

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Wendy Says:
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I've been reading, and posting about Adderall, specifically Amphetamine Salts vs. Amphetamine IR. I think I need to mention that I was prescribed Adderall for depression, not ADD.



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David Says:

Hi Wendy,

Thanks for sharing your experience with Adderall. How effective do you find it to be for managing symptoms of depression? I've never heard of anyone being prescribed it for that purpose, but I can imagine how a boost in energy and being more productive during the day might take away some of those gloomy feelings...especially during this time of year when people are just trying to stay warm inside their home.

Has anyone else tried it for depression and what are your thoughts?

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Wendy Says:

I beleive I was on the Mayo Clinic website looking up Adderall when I noticed it was indicated for depression. My doctor had already given me the Adderall for depression at this point, I guess I wanted confirmation that it was indicated for depression. It has been a HUGE help for me. My depression is almost to the point where I can try and get off of Pristiq; slowly. When I was deep into it, I did not want to get up and get my day going. I would look at a paper, and I knew there were words on the paper, but I could not focus to read them. Adderall took all of that away. I was up and going every morning with a smile on my face. Focusing on tasks was much easier and I actually felt like doing the tasks. If you read what the drug actually does, it increases neurotransmitters related to "feel good" molecules, so it acts just like an antidepressant! Of course, people with HBP, and other heart conditions won't be able to take Adderall for depression, but I was able to and I am forever thankful.

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kim Says:
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Adderall for depression- Yes, it is off label, but is very well toleratedone and efficacious for my TX . Good results.

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Sarah K Says:
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Yes. Unlike traditional antidepressants, amphetamines affect dopamine rather than serotonin. This helped me combat the lethargy caused by other meds and depression itself... for a few years. But habituation is a problem, and eventually the irritability during + the crash afterwards got so bad that it just wasn't worth it. Now trying Nuvigil but finding I get hyperfocused on unhelpful distractions. I honestly believe exercise would be the most helpful thing by far. But it's so much easier said than done.

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