A 29-year-old male asked:
Do strattera (atomoxetine) help with anxiety and depression ??
1 doctor answer
Dr. Carlos Barrios answered
22 years experience in Child Psychiatry
No since: it has never been found to be effective nor indicated for bona fide depression or anxiety. It was originally developed as an antidepressant but instead was found to have a a somewhat better effect on increasing focus with most common side effects related to mechanism of action of increasing norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels eg palpitations, hot flashes, headaches.
Answered on Nov 11, 2015
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