Parents of ADHD Children
Meds making depression worse
Hi there! My 14 yr oils daughter was diagnosed just over a year ago with ADD and they said she had “situational depression” meaning her reaction to things causes her to be depressed. I guess it is like a coping skill thing. We have had her in counselling and it has helped at bit.
My question is, has anyone found that meds make their kids more depressed or maybe the word “flat” is a better description. She has been on Vyvanse and Concerta, which both made her totally flat with all her personality gone but helped tremendously with her focus at school. Recently we have tried. strattera which helped too but again the mood thing came into play. She says she doesn’t like the way the meds make her feel. We have taken a break for the summer and we see the peditrician again in August. I was debating asking for an anti depressant along with the add meds. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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