Can Adderall Cause Someone To Commit Suicide?

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Asked by mymonkey

Can Adderall Cause Someone To Commit Suicide?

my son at 32 committed suicide, I know that he was taking adderall for depression. Although his tox report only revealed ethanol , which I insisted on the tox screen.they were not going to do one because it was ruled as a self inflicted hanging. I have been desperately seeking answer as to why. no suicide note. My son and i were very close, him and his brother were like best friends. We just can't believe what has happened. Maybe someone can help me understand why.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. It must be so difficult for you. Unfortunately, you are probably never going to get the answers you are looking for since your son did not leave a note. As far as Adderall, the patient information states, "ell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: numbness/pain/skin color change/sensitivity to temperature in the fingers or toes, mental/mood/behavior changes (such as agitation, aggression, mood swings, depression, abnormal thoughts)..." Beyond the Adderall, I can tell you that many people with ADHD also have depression. Sometimes the hyperactivity (often seen as fidgety or restlessness in adults) can sometimes mask the symptoms of depression. It is also possible that your son did not want you to see depression and worry about him so he hid it. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Eileen

Answered by Eileen Bailey