veritas Posted March 25, 2009 Share Posted March 25, 2009 My psychiatrist is interested in putting me on a stimulant to treat my treatment-resistant depression. I do not have ADD/ADHD, but I have zero ability to concentrate or focus to the extent that I can't work or attend school or complete day-to-day activities. I'm currently on 100 mg of Pristiq, the medication I've been on for the past eight weeks, but to no avail. Does anyone have any experience with this route? What kind of stimulants are typically prescribed? Are all of them habit-forming (assuming any of them are at all... I know very little about stimulants aside from hearing stories of college kids abusing Adderall, etc.). Are any stimulants particularly better than others? I'm ready to try something new. My depression is debilitating at the moment and my life has been on hold for the past year. I've had no luck with any of the ADs I've taken in the past: Paxil, Effexor, Zoloft, Prozac, Remeron, and Cymbalta. The only one that has worked for me was Wellbutrin, and interestingly it also gave me energy to do things and the ability to concentrate. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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