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Hi @allied, welcome to TADD. 🙂

Welbutrin is prescribed for ADHD as well as depression. It’s one exception to the rule about ADHD and antidepressants. Because it works by increasing dopamine and norepinephrine, it will not make ADHD symptoms worse. It doesn’t really make them better either. At least not much, though I do feel some difference when I take it.

It is also often a first choice in cases where there is a history of “self medication” because it is not amphetamine based and is not habit forming. And as kc said, adult ADD is often misdiagnosed as depression, so doctors will tend to go there first. But it is not meant to be used by itself. It is usually prescribed as a booster for another medication. I have heard that it works quite well in combination with Ritalin or Concerta.

It isn’t good that you feel like a “verbal punching bag” and, in my opinion, there is no excuse for that. ADHD or no ADHD, your husband needs to have some respect for you. So I think you should talk to him about how you feel and try to come up with a solution. Maybe he could work out his frustrations on a real punching bag, for example, or go for a run, or write it down in a journal. Or come here and vent in the forums where people who have ADHD can relate to the problem and help him to resolve it.

When I was in high school, at the end of a bad day, I would sometimes blast heavy metal music as loud as I could and do some weight lifting or some other form of exercise…like throwing things and screaming…:roll:

I also find video games to be very cathartic.

Recognizing the source of the frustration/anger is very important also. Sometimes it is really hard to tell. I will just be so annoyed with my husband, or my mother, and just be snapping at them constantly, and suddenly realize that it’s really because of something else, like something that happened at work. Or it might be a trigger from my past, something that sets me off due to past failures and criticisms that I have had to face my whole life.

And…..I really have to go now. There goes another morning down the drain.