Reply To: Adderall & Anxiety

Penny Williams

Stimulants can increase anxiety. There isn’t any scientific evidence, but I’ve seen a lot of people do better with a methylphenidate when an amphetamine like Adderall increased anxiety too much. Many people with co-existing anxiety need to take a medication for the anxiety with the ADHD medication. Talk to your prescribing doctor.

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