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How effective is Nuvigil for Depression?

Summary: 17 Nuvigil users have rated its effectiveness for Depression.

Overall ratings: 3.5/5
Long term ratings: 3.4/5

This is a review of how effective Nuvigil (armodafinil) is for Depression and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

 

 

 

 

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What is Nuvigil

Nuvigil has active ingredients of armodafinil. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from 4,402 Nuvigil users)

Depression

Depression can be treated by Zoloft, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin Xl. (latest reports from 276,944 Depression patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 17 people are studied for taking Nuvigil in Depression




Nuvigil effectiveness for Depression


Long term Nuvigil effectiveness for Depression

Nuvigil effectiveness for Depression (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall04544
Long term
(1+ years)
01211

Gender of people who take Nuvigil for Depression * :

FemaleMale
Depression64.71%35.29%

Age of people who take Nuvigil for Depression * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%0.00%11.76%17.65%41.18%17.65%11.76%

Who find Nuvigil more effective for Depression?

Gender of people who find Nuvigil more effective * :

FemaleMale
Depression62.50%37.50%

Age of people who find Nuvigil more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%37.50%25.00%25.00%12.50%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

WW (3 years ago):

Initially my psych put me on Nuvigil to enable me to remain alert and awake during the day. I suffer from very bad insomnia. (diagnoses- major depressive disorder and PTSD) I've taken Provigil in the past, it appeared to also help with depression. Yesterday I overslept and decided not to take my Nuvigil fearing it would keep me awake even later than usual. That was a bad mistake, I haven't felt that depressed in months. I took my Nuvigil this morning and the morbid depression is gone. It may not work for everyone but it works for me. I haven't experienced any adverse side effects. I wish it would enable me to lose the extra weight I gained after taking Abilify for a few months. Talk about depressing!
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