A 37-year-old member asked:
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do you think i should ask my doc to prescribe adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not recommended: It is an adhd medication. It is not an antidepressant.
Answered on May 12, 2016
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
31 years experience Pediatrics
No: However, if you have adhd and depression symptoms, treating adhd may reduce those symptoms
Answered on Jul 25, 2020

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Please discuss this: With the psychiatrist/ physician who is treating you. It may no longer be the best choice of medicine for you.

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