Review: could Ritalin cause Depression?
Summary: Depression is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prozac, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
We study 9,715 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 764 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.
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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 11,226 Ritalin users)
Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, acne. (latest reports from 277,750 Depression patients)
On Apr, 10, 2015: 9,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin. Among them, 764 people (7.86%) have Depression.
Time on Ritalin when people have Depression * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin * :
Age of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin * :
Severity of Depression when taking Ritalin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Depression ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (195 people, 25.52%)
- Depression (138 people, 18.06%)
- Pain (113 people, 14.79%)
- Insomnia (69 people, 9.03%)
- Anxiety (60 people, 7.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prozac (162 people, 21.20%)
- Zoloft (158 people, 20.68%)
- Wellbutrin (112 people, 14.66%)
- Paxil (109 people, 14.27%)
- Ambien (98 people, 12.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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