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My doctor put me on an anti depressant (lovan) before prescribing ADHD medication. It was explained to me that this was to assist in the mood swings rather than the fact that I was ‘depressed’. This was a lifesaver for me. It minimised my anxiety and stopped me getting upset with anything that didn’t ‘go my way’. This in combination with Concerta has changed my life and I am sure that I wouldn’t be in the great place I am now without it.
I was diagnosed at 36 after reading Christopher Greens book on Adhd when researching my sons behaviour. I cried for 4 days after realising that I was not just ‘different’ and there was an actual reason that life was more of a struggle for me than it appeared to be for others.