Are Antidepressants Effective for Treating ADHD?

Executive Summary

  • One of the common off-label prescriptions for antidepressants is ADHD.
  • We evaluate the evidence for the effectiveness of antidepressants for ADHD.


Since antidepressants were first introduced, they began expanding in their off-label applications. A primary off-label prescription has become for treating ADHD. This article investigates whether antidepressants are effective for ADHD, as the medical establishment has claimed.

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