Stimulants. The most commonly prescribed medications for ADHD include stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin) and dextroamphetamine and amphetamine (Adderall). While these medications are most effective for ADHD, they can have side effects of elevated heart rate, insomnia, headache, stomachache, decrease in appetite. Some of the symptoms of depression overlap with the symptoms of ADHD. This can make it hard to tell the two conditions apart. For example, restlessness and boredom can be symptomatic of both ADHD and depression. In some cases, the medications prescribed for ADHD can also produce side effects that mimic depression.Author: Erica Roth.
Medication is a tool, not a cure for adult ADHD. ADHD medication should always be closely monitored. Medication treatment for ADHD involves more than just taking a pill and forgetting about it. You and your doctor will need to monitor side effects, keep tabs on . Jul 08, 2018 · Stimulants are the most commonly used medications for ADHD in children and adults and include medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, and Vyvanse.Author: Bret Moore, Psy.D.
A diagnosis of depression and anxiety can be unsettling to someone with ADHD and their loved ones. Some may see it as “more serious” than “just ADHD.” They may imagine having to take “powerful and dangerous” antidepressants and antianxiety medications. But that is not necessarily the case.Author: Michael Banov. In some cases, two medications will be prescribed (one medication for ADHD and another for depression). Some drugs such as Wellbutrin are prescribed to treat depression and work for ADHD .