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Do strattera (atomoxetine) help with anxiety and depression ??

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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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