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Question: Adderall depressive crash normal or sign of another problem?

 kettybeach - Mon May 18, 2009 11:07 pm

I have been on Adderall IR 30mg for a few months now. While I am on it I feel good and have no complaints about it. My mood improves,I feel motivated, focused, and more positive. However, when the pill is wearing off I feel horrible. I feel very depressed and I dread the night time because I know I will be experiencing a depressive crash. Is this a sign of an underlying mental illness, or is this what Adderall does to most people?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:15 pm

User avatar Hello,
This would not be considered a normal response to Adderall. It is very possible you could have some depression along with the ADD and perhaps your doctor needs to add an antidepressant to the regime. Many people have these two disorders together and often are treated for both simultaneously. I would talk to your doctor about it.

Best wishes.

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