... Ritalin since 3 years ago as supplementary medicine to treat depression. I was on different antidepressant medicines such as tricyclic, MAOI, Trazodone and SSRIs. Now I am on Sertraline+Ritalin+Lorazepam. Ritalin was and is helpful to me and increases my mood and potential to work and think very well. I am 46 years old. Many years ago phenothiazines like Trifluoperazine worked same as Ritalin to me but since some years ago I am allergen to phenothiazines because Extrapyramidal Reaction of phenothiazines happens so it does not work anymore.