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Is there a tendency for ADHD medicines such as Focalin or Dextroamphetamine causing bipolar-like symptoms by messing with neurotransmitter balance?

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replied February 3rd, 2019
Bipolar Disorder Answer A64784
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Not all patients who have both ADHD and bipolar disorder can take a stimulant medication for their ADHD symptoms. Stimulant medications can actually make bipolar symptoms worse, often triggering a manic episode.

ADHD stimulants can induce mania in those with bipolar disorder. hence if you or your loved on is on an antidepressant or stimulant, it is essential the medication is combined with a strong anti mania medication.

Consult your doctor /psychiatrist for a proper medical advice.

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