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    40mg Adderall not working?
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    SFGiantsgirl posted:
    My doctor mostly prescribed it for depression/bipolar mild add to give me more energy would Ritalin be better? I have only been on Adderall for a few months.
     
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    Patricia Quinn, MD responded:
    Dear Giants Girl

    I suggest that you see a psychiatrist with expertise in treating ADHD and bipolar disorder. Do you have a diagnosis of ADHD or just bipolar or both? In either case, stimulants should not be prescribed for those with bipolar disorder (BPD) unless they have been placed on a mood stabilizer first, as stimulants can precipitate psychosis or mania in untreated BPD patients. Stimulants are not the treatment for either depression or bipolar disorder alone.

    Pat Quinn, MD


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