A psychiatrist at Iowa State University believes that the use of stimulants is widespread on campus. He has seen a spike in requests from students for ADHD evaluations over the past few years. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that full-time college students are nearly twice as likely to take Adderall for non-medical reasons as part-time college students. In addition, these students have a higher course load, which is another reason why many of them have trouble focusing and paying attention in class.
According to Health News Daily, a large portion of students are either taking Adderall for add or illegally. The drug works by increasing focus and reducing “up” feelings. It also disrupts sleep and can cause weight gain. As a Schedule II stimulant, Adderall is closely monitored and requires the patient to undergo a drug test. It is important to monitor a person’s sleep and mental health while taking Adderall to help treat a sleep disorder.
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan revealed that students taking Adderall for add had better sleep patterns than those taking placebo. The results indicated that these drugs may interfere with the sleep cycle. In addition to weight gain, Adderall has the potential to interfere with a person’s ability to focus, which is a major issue for students. Besides the risk of weight gain, other side effects of Adderall include insomnia and a lowered immune system.
In an April 2017 report in Health News Daily, the FDA approved the medication for use in people with adhd and add. Amphetamines affect the brain’s nerve cells and change the way people focus. While people with add become more calm and less hyper, those without the disorder become agitated and more prone to impulsivity. The chemical action of Adderall makes it difficult to control the brain and focus.
However, there is a risk of abuse with Adderall. Despite the increased risk of abuse, Adderall should never be used to self-medicate or to treat an addiction. Regardless of its dangers, adderall can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, people with adhd often experience sleep problems that cause difficulty with focus. This medication can also be used to combat the symptoms of depression.
In addition to the side effects, Adderall may lead to weight gain. This drug is classified as a Schedule II stimulant, meaning it has a high potential for abuse. It should be used under the supervision of a physician, as the use of this medication should be monitored carefully. In addition to weight gain, it can interfere with the sleep cycle. If the patient is suffering from Adderall dependency, the doctor may also order a drug test to see if the drug can be safely prescribed.
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.