Stimulants for depression: On the up and up?

  title={Stimulants for depression: On the up and up?},
  author={G. Malhi and Yulisha Byrow and D. Bassett and P. Boyce and M. Hopwood and W. Lyndon and R. Mulder and R. Porter and A. Singh and G. Murray},
  journal={Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={203 - 207}
  • G. Malhi, Yulisha Byrow, +7 authors G. Murray
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • The use of traditional psychostimulants (methylphenidate and dexamphetamine) and stimulant-like drugs (modafinil and armodafinil) for the treatment of depression is a growing concern given the lack of research evidence supporting their effectiveness. The current article describes the role of stimulants in treating depression – specifically their risks and benefits and their potential use alongside antidepressants. Clinically, the rapid amelioration of depressive symptoms with traditional… CONTINUE READING
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