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i recently went to the doctor to discuss my adult add. i have been dealing with it since i was a child i am 57 now. she prescribed citalopram why?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Might be two problem: In adult adhd with depression, it is common to treat the depression first with antidepressants and psychological therapy.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
INTERESTING: Not really sure as citalopram is an antidepressant and would not help add as it has an impact on serotonin. I would ask your doctor to explain. Was this a psychiatrist or pcp?
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Diagnosis depression: Your doctor prescribed an anti depressant thinking your symptoms repressentdepressive symptoms. It may be that the doctor is not familiar with adult ADHD, especially since you have had symptoms since childhood. Have another discussion with your doctor or consult a neurologist for another opinion and treatment.

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Last updated May 8, 2016

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