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What are the differences between anti-depressants and anti-adhd medications?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Worlds apart
Most antidepressants increase serotonin.
Most adhd meds increase Dopamine & norepinephrine. Some antidepressants help adhd like atomoxetine. Some antidepressants work on norepinephrine or Dopamine as "dual action" meds. Some adhd meds worsen depression.

In brief: Worlds apart
Most antidepressants increase serotonin.
Most adhd meds increase Dopamine & norepinephrine. Some antidepressants help adhd like atomoxetine. Some antidepressants work on norepinephrine or Dopamine as "dual action" meds. Some adhd meds worsen depression.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Huge!
Antidepressants work on neurotransmitter systems in the brain while add meds work on the reticular activating system.

In brief: Huge!
Antidepressants work on neurotransmitter systems in the brain while add meds work on the reticular activating system.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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