Re: Ritalin for??????????
There is a general concenses that amphetamines such as ritalin dont help classic endrogenous depression, though they do help give you a "lift" and can help milder neurotic depression.
You have nothing to lose by giving it a try, and if it works, you have everything to gain.
It can make you feel a bit jittery for the first few days, try and persavere, because this soon passes off - try and stick with it for a couple of weeks before you decide the side effects are too bad, or that it doesnt work.
Have you tried taking an SSRI in combination with either Welbutrin or nortriptyline? These combos work on both seretonin and noradrenalin, so can deal a double blow to resistant depression
SSRI plus Welbutrin is somewhat stimulating, so is good in you are flat and lacking energy, where as an SSRI plus nortriptyline tends to be calming, and is good if you are anxious and tense
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Last edited by jonnstar; 04-14-2011 at 09:11 PM.