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Re: Will medication work for me?

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ADD can cause symptoms of anxiety and depression.

I went through a phase of anxiety-induced depression, which in turn was caused by ADHD-induced anxiety :-p

I found that stimulant medication (Ritalin) actually calmed me. It seriously reduced my anxiety and, in turn, my depression.

If your depression and anxiety are caused by ADHD, antidepressants will not help because they are not dealing with the real cause of your symptoms. Furthermore, stimulants like Ritalin are fast-acting and the short-acting versions are only in your system for a few hours, so you will know within half an hour whether they work for you, and if they don’t you won’t have to wait an extended period for them to wear off.

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