i was wondering if you could help me figure out why my pt. at clinicals this weekend was on modafinil (provigil) 200 mg. from all the sources i have found, it is an antinarcolepsy medication.
the reason this confuses me is my pt. is in for severe depression r/t sons suicide and has been regularily waking up at 0400 -0430 and doesn't nap during the day shift (at least not the shifts i have been there).
is there a desired side effect that is beneficial to depression that my drug books don't list or am i missing a connecting piece?
he is also on celexa 40mg and had one dose of xanax for an anxiety attack if that has any relevance to the rationale.