View Full Version : BP/ cyclothymia response to ADHD meds

ana futura
10-03-12, 01:25 PM
In general, when stimulant medications "trigger" mania in people with undiagnosed BP, specifically flight of ideas and racing thoughts, does the manic reaction happen after the stimulant wears off or when it's active?

Also, does the mania tend to build gradually over time (days or weeks), or does it seem to happen erratically?

10-04-12, 02:36 AM
My understanding is that the stimulant "triggers" mania while you are under the influence of said stimulant... but the manic episode can continue beyond the affective duration of the medication.