Are Stimulant Medications (Such As Methylphenidate Or Ritalin) Helpful For Treating Depression In Seniors?

Question: Are stimulant medications (such as methylphenidate or Ritalin) helpful for treating depression in seniors?

Answer: Stimulant medications such as Ritalin are not direct treatments for depression. Although sometimes physicians add Ritalin to antidepressants to boost their effect. But by themselves stimulants do not treat depression.

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