My brother was diagnosed with ADHD and depression and he is only 15. I think some of his medication is bogus so i'm doing some research to see what he really does need to be on.
Hello audrey1207. Both are effective and safe when used as perscribed. Abilify is becoming as popular as Wellbutrin as a tool used to help fight depression. Its being perscribed as a second drug, to enhance, boot or kick start the other drug thats being given. As to your brothers age, 15 is not at all uncommon when it comes to ADHD. Its almost the norm. Diagnosis and treatment for ADHD can begin as early as five years of age. Haven't answered your question in as much as what might I perscribe if I were his doctor? Hes on a CNS drug, possibly Adderall or Vyvanse. (my guess) I suggest that for his depression, he might be taking Mellaril. generic Thioridazine. I said Mellerail because it can be taken along with Vyvanse or Adderall. Mellaril is one of the older names when it comes to the treatment of depression and as well as Schizophrenia. Regards, pledge
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