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I have some depression/anxiety issues. I am now taking 20

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I have some depression/anxiety issues. I am now taking 20 mill of Lexapro a day. I was once prescribed a diet drug and I noticed that I never felt more emotionally balanced than when I was taking that drug. I didn't feel hyper just really normal. Are there some people with chemical imbalances that benefit from a small dose of a stimulant?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Lively replied 8 years ago.

Yes! Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder find enormous benefit in their mood, organization, ability to concentrate, focus, and ability to prioritize when they take stimulant medication. If you have questions about whether or not ADD is a diagnosis that fits for you there are lots of self-tests online that you could start with, and ultimately (if those feel like they apply) you could see a psychologist for further testing and help with diagnosing.

Lots of people with adult ADD find themselves struggling with depression and anxiety as well.

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