They gave it to me, for adhd and depression right after dday. I took it for a week. The pm rebound that I had was terrible. Very anxious, snappy, and mean. Not me at all. I didntnlike not being able to control that.
We (my dr and I) agreed to stop it. I didntake ativan for anxiety forna while. That did help a lot. I wasma adhd kid, ritalin, and all. I was off meds before middle school. Although I do believe that school may not have been such a challenge if I stayed on something all the way through.
The whole idea of meds was to calm the mind enough to learn ways to manage, then not need meds. I did the same with my son. He didmgo back on though when depression dueto multiple losses and stress with school became too much . I liked how hos dr saidmyes when things are good you do fine without something but depresssi I n makes it hard for any brain to work, and your adhd meds just give you a boost.
Hes right grades are better depression went away, still gets stressed and im certain that he will always have issues with impulse control.
If you find the strattera isnt doing it let your Dr know. There are lots and lots of meds for stress/ depression/anxiety out there, dont feel stuck if you are not feeling better.