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How effective is Strattera for depression ?

I was on Strattera 80 mg for 3 weeks and then decided it was quite working right, I thought it was making me feel flat, depress.......I completely went off and now I feel depressed still after being off of it for about 5 days or so......should I start taking it again on 40 mg and see how that goes?? help please
Fri, 31 Jan 2014
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Strattera is atomoxetine, which is given in ADHD and not depression. That is one of the reason you did not feel very different even after taking it.
One may have depression along with ADHD but then only strattera alone will not help. You should meet the psychiatrist and discuss these points. if you still need something for depression then an anti depressant should be given - like escitalopram or sertraline..etc.

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