I know that it’s hard to differentiate ADD symptoms from those of Schizophrenia (inability to focus, mainly). I have had problems focusing my whole life, however, and was even prescibed adderall at one point. When I started the adderall, I noticed it effected me in all areas of life. I felt…normal, for once. Whether it was interacting with others or studying for an exam, I felt like I could actually function correctly. However, adderall being a stimulant, it started to have a very negative effect on my psychological state. I developed sz, and haven’t been able to use the drug since. Now, however, as my other symptoms (like paranoia) improve, I have noticed that the inability to focus remains.
So, I was wondering if any of you guys have tried Strattera (or other non-stimulant ADD treatment) and, if so, how it has effected you.