Posted by CONNIE
on January 05, 2000 at 20:02:36:
In Reply to: Re: ADD and Depression posted by Robin on November 25, 1999 at 23:55:52:
: : My son was diagnosed with ADHD 3.5 years ago and was treated with Ritalin successfully for the last 2 years, then began to decline to respond to the drug. In Sept we attempted a trial with Dexidrene with ablolutely NO change. He lacks any productivity in school and the desire to participate, feels isolated, and basicly most of symptoms an ADHD child would display. I took him to a child psychologist who has now also diagnosed him with depression and has prescribed effexor. Has anyone experienced anything like this? I am open to ideas and looking for more resources for info! All though I don't doubt that drug treatment may be successfull, I am still more reluctant to try home remedies!! Thanks. Kat
: My niece had been on Ritalin for 3 years and it also became ineffective on her. We have now switched to Adderall. So far we have had good luck with it. After about 2 years on Ritalin she was also diagnosed with Depression. Our Psychologist said that Ritalin can enhance depression and depression can enhance ODD, which she also has. They started her on Wellbutrin. She has done alot better since she started the antidepressant. Now that she is on Adderall and the antidepressant things seem to be looking up for her. She has gotten some good reports from school and her behavior at home has improved. I'm hoping this will continue. Just don't give up, there is always hope. These kids are great kids, we adults just need to help them find the right combination of love, medicine and behavior modification.
: Hope this helps
MY SON HAS BEEN ON ADDERALL FOR 1YEAR WITH WONDERFUL AFFECTS WE TAKE HIM IN EVERY 6 MONTHS TO SEE HIS DOCTOR OR SOONER IF HE NEEDS AT OUR LAST VISIT THE 3RD VISIT TO BE EXACT HE WAS DIAGONESED WITH DEPRESSION,ANIXETY AND PANIC ATTACKS WHICH THE DEPRESSION WAS THE MAJOR PROBLEM HE WAS STARTED WITH ZOLOFT 50MG TABLET
HE TAKES 1/2 A PILL EVERY AM ALONG WITH HIS ADDERALL AND THE AFTER SCHOOL HE TAKES HIS DOSE OF ADDERALL AND HE IS LIKE A NEW LITTLE BOY HE IS VERY RESPONSIBLE AND TAKES HIS MEDICATION SERIOUSLY AND WE HAVE HAD WONDERFUL RESULTS.HE TRIED TO GO OF THE ZOLOFT JUST TO SEE WHAT AND HOW HE`D FEEL AND THE RESUTS WERE NEGATIVE HE EVEN TRIED GOING OFF THE ADDERALL AND STILL A NO GO. HOPE THIS HELPS