Ritalin and Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prozac, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This review analyzes which people have Depression with Ritalin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 13,600 people who have side effects when taking Ritalin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 01, 2017

13,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 907 people (6.67%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Depression?

Time on Ritalin when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.06 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.25 %
  • 10+ years: 6.25 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 50.39 %
  • male: 49.61 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 1.2 %
  • 2-9: 4.05 %
  • 10-19: 19.52 %
  • 20-29: 11.86 %
  • 30-39: 10.21 %
  • 40-49: 21.02 %
  • 50-59: 19.82 %
  • 60+: 12.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (220 people, 24.26%)
  • Pain (89 people, 9.81%)
  • Narcolepsy (76 people, 8.38%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (70 people, 7.72%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (69 people, 7.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prozac (135 people, 14.88%)
  • Zoloft (118 people, 13.01%)
  • Wellbutrin (109 people, 12.02%)
  • Klonopin (85 people, 9.37%)
  • Accutane (80 people, 8.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (316 people, 34.84%)
  • Fatigue (215 people, 23.70%)
  • Insomnia (162 people, 17.86%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (144 people, 15.88%)
  • Headache (143 people, 15.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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