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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause depression and serious personality changes?

Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause depression and serious personality changes?

Possibly: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulant medicines can cause a side effect of increased moodiness and depression. Severe problems in this area are not commone but can occur. If you have concerns that this is happening it would be important to contact your physician to discuss the situation. ...Read more

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Can weaning off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause depression symptoms?

Can weaning off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause depression symptoms?

Yes: When Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is used for pure adhd there is usually not much withdrawal. But stimulants can transiently help mood but then cause a dependence like coccaine which leads to depression. This is why stimulants don't make good antidepressants by themselves and why they are classified as a potentially abused drug. Discuss with your prescriber and don't take other people's meds. ...Read more

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Could long-term daily use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & lamictal (for depression & anxiety) cause a decrease in sexual desire or vaginal dryness or pain? (in females)

Could long-term daily use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & lamictal (for depression & anxiety) cause a decrease in sexual desire or vaginal dryness or pain? (in females)

Possibly: These drugs may impact sexual function. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may prolong or prevent orgasm and cause mucous membrane dryness. Lamictal may decrease libido. You and your doctor need to weight these side effects with the benefits you derive from using them. There may be alternative medications you can use, or treatments to counteract these effects if you decide to continue to use them. ...Read more

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Is that safe taking Adderall and Zoloft (sertraline) for depression?

Is that safe taking Adderall and Zoloft (sertraline) for depression?

Adderall/Zoloft: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not for depression. If both prescribed by same doctor, then it should be safe. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for depression?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for depression?

Depression is not: An indication for this medication. Even if considered as an off- label option, there are many more effective medications that would usually be tried first. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) worsen my depression?

Possible: In my experience if this occirs it is dose related. If on it, cut dose by 50%and if no better stop. If your md agrees start w 5mg tablt which lasts usually 4 hours. Are u being rx for depression. If manic depressio would hesitate re adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anxiety is of concern re Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but I have had multiple multiple pts improve their axiety and adhd. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

Adderall is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more