Our expert says:
I would never use Ritalin, alone, as a primary treatment for Depression. BUT it can be used in combination with antidepressants in some situations. There is a condition like Treatment-Resistant Depression, in which a depression does not respond well enough to a prperly tried range of the usual antidepressants in the proper doses and for an appropriate length of time. Then a specialist may try various strategies, including combining some selecterd antidepressants, or adding Adjuvants, drugs which may enhance the benefits of antidepressants, and these adjuvants may include ritalin, ot thyroid hormone, or other meds, and can be useful.
I\d have hoped that your doc would have discussed this with you and explained it, and dealt with any anxieties you had. Try it, and let us know how it goes.
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