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Im fithteen and i have ADD and Dyslexia I found out when i was in second grade. i noticed about a year ago while going through a rough patch with deppression and medical mysterys that my meds went working. I was on concerta I switched to foclin XR it helped for a little but  i didnt feel like me on it. so I was taken off eveything. But when that happened (and due to other thing in life) my depresion worssen and I became suicidle. So my Question is can ADD med or lack or meds worsen or cause deppesion. Im better now I just  want to avoid anything that could put me in a situation like that again.
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Since the depression got worse after you went off the meds, it was probably going off the meds that did it.  I think that you have to prepare your self in case you decide to go on and then back off.  Realize what the meds are doing for you and than compensate for that when you go off.  And probably "the other thing in your life" was the biggest factor.
Depression does happen to about 30 to 60% of people with ADHD, so learning how to cope with depression is worth taking the time to do so.  Good Luck
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