ADHD meds = Depression?
I was medicated for ADHD for nearly 9 years. I was on 5 different medications throughout that period. Now, many of these medications contain stimulants. In 2004 I went off medication because I wanted to face this myself. The ADHD management skills I'd been taught my whole life curbed my ADHD. However, shortly thereafter I developed my depression, a disorder that has made my life almost hellish. Now to the questions...
Has taking all these drugs for so long altered my brain chemistry? Has taking these drugs most of my life resulted in the major depressive disorder that I know suffer from?