For several years, I had been taking Adderall to quiet my mind. It was a good way to study and focus. But as the years passed, I realized that Adderall was not as beneficial as I had imagined. I started noticing negative side effects and was considering alternatives. I contacted a psychologist who specializes in addiction issues. Her patients have varied ages and backgrounds. Most are creative, highly intelligent and involved in music, film, and television.
The drug works by enhancing focus and alertness, reducing impulsivity, and lowering depression. However, doctors are not yet sure which part of the brain it targets. Clifford Segil, a neurologist in Santa Monica, said that Adderall affects the whole brain, not specific areas. But if it helps a person focus and keep alert, it’s a good thing.
Adderall was originally prescribed to combat depression, but women found them to be so appealing that they were widely used as a diet drug. After the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the early 1970s, it became more widely used as a supplement to popular diet pills. Then, in 1982, Roger Griggs, an American neurologist, reformulated the drug and aimed it at millions of children with A.D.H.D.
Fortunately, for those who use Adderall, there are no side effects. The medication improves focus and alertness, and can reduce impulsivity, depression, and impulsivity. But many doctors are still uncertain which parts of the brain it affects. And they aren’t certain whether Adderall will affect specific brain areas. But, a recent study in the British medical journal, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reported that almost 25 percent of college students with ADHD were abusing Adderall for a high.
In addition to the side effects, people with Adderall should also avoid drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages before going to bed. It is also important to avoid heavy meals and caffeine-containing drinks before bed. The medication can cause a crash if you stop suddenly. During this time, your mind will be more relaxed. There is no way to stop taking the drug, but it can make you more impulsive.
Some people abuse Adderall for the high it gives them. This drug is a stimulant and can have euphoric effects in higher dosages. But it is also a highly addictive drug. For instance, if you take it for a long time, it can be addictive. It can cause severe side effects. Therefore, it is recommended that you talk to your doctor first before using Adderall.
People who abuse Adderall are more likely to abuse the drug than they would if they were not using it. It can cause a heightened sense of self-esteem, but it can also lead to feelings of depression. Ultimately, Adderall can be beneficial for a few different reasons. While it does relieve some of the side effects of ADHD, it can be detrimental to your health. It can cause seizures and may even lead to withdrawal symptoms.
Bobby Pruett joined BestNootropics.org in 2021. As a freelance journalist, Tim has written stories for publications such as BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post. He moved to Boston in 2019, and currently covers the health stories at BestNootropics.org.