Who have Depression with Ritalin?


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prozac, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 12,649 people who have side effects while taking Ritalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 832 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Ritalin

Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 15,967 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,625 Depression patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

12,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Ritalin.
Among them, 832 people (6.58%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ritalin cause Depression?

Time on Ritalin when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 17.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.92 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.22 %
  • 10+ years: 6.85 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin *:

  • female: 50.18 %
  • male: 49.82 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Ritalin *:

  • 0-1: 1.25 %
  • 2-9: 3.59 %
  • 10-19: 17.97 %
  • 20-29: 12.5 %
  • 30-39: 9.84 %
  • 40-49: 21.09 %
  • 50-59: 20.78 %
  • 60+: 12.97 %

Severity of Depression **:

  • least: 4.55 %
  • moderate: 40.91 %
  • severe: 45.45 %
  • most severe: 9.09 %

How people recovered from Depression **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 23.08 %
  • not yet: 76.92 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prozac (128 people, 15.38%)
  • Zoloft (118 people, 14.18%)
  • Wellbutrin (111 people, 13.34%)
  • Accutane (81 people, 9.74%)
  • Klonopin (79 people, 9.50%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Ritalin, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (85 people, 10.22%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (67 people, 8.05%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (67 people, 8.05%)
  • Acne (46 people, 5.53%)
  • Insomnia (43 people, 5.17%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (299 people, 35.94%)
  • Fatigue (206 people, 24.76%)
  • Insomnia (149 people, 17.91%)
  • Weakness (141 people, 16.95%)
  • Headache (136 people, 16.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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