Originally Posted by gregar
...a couple years later I was diagnosed with ADD and the meds they give me help take away my depression! My chemistry most be really messed up...
I am so glad your depression was helped by the ADD meds. But it doesn't surprise me in the least.
My wife has become a self-taught expert on ADD and ADHD, and Adult ADD. And I've picked up quite a bit just by listening to her and reading her materials.
So many people with ADD self medicate, taking street drugs or whatever, knowing instinctively that something is missing. Many of these folks settle on crack or some other stimulant, and find they feel so much better. Essentially, the ADD meds, or the other stimulants, replace something the brain is missing, creating more balance. In turn, this newfound balance goes a long way towards relieving some of the worst symptoms, one of which can be severe depression.
So it doesn't surprise me at all that your ADD med helped clear-up your depression. Good for you.