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Should someone who is depressed take amphetamine?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Not on your own: Someone who's depressed needs to consult a primary care or psychiatric physician for full evaluation, before using any medication. You don't want to miss other medical conditions that could contribute to depression, and amphetamine is not a safe self-treatment. Some psychiatrists may use Ritalin (methylphenidate) off-label, to augment antidepressant effect in people with treatment-resistant depression, though.

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When does someone need to take amphetamine?

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Rx: This is an addictive substance, take only when prescribed.

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