The drug Adderall and its side effects

The drug Adderall and its side effects

Adderall is a psychostimulant drug that is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In addition, this drug is also used as a cognitive enhancer, as an aphrodisiac, and as a euphoriant.

The active ingredients in Adderall with dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine, are both central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity.

In the United States, this drug is widely misused by college students to improve their concentration during exam times. However, this drug has many side effects, as Jeff Tinkoff tells in the first person in the article 

Adderall Generation: 6 Annoying Side Effects Of The ‘Focus Drug’.

Jeff recounts how the drug helped him keep stress levels low and complete his work efficiently, but what happened next? A series of side effects that, according to Jeff, have nothing to do with those reflected in the media:

1. Be unproductively productive

Adderall helps you stay focused, yes, but not necessarily on what you want. You can spend hours watching YouTube videos, buying unnecessary things on the Internet, or being on Facebook in an unproductive way, while your brain thinks that it is doing something productive.

2. Inability to eat anything

Adderall left Jeff without an appetite for many days. Even being hungry, he had the feeling of not wanting to put anything in his mouth because he felt full. Of course, he drank many liters of water, with the consequent effect of going to the bathroom, he says, “about 1,000 times a day.” When the high peak of the effect of Adderall wore off, I would eat like I hadn’t eaten in days.

3. Perspiration for no reason

Although sweating is a normal part of anyone’s life, taking Adderall makes you sweat with a minimal amount of effort. Jeff says that his armpits were sweating as if he had been swimming all day and he would sweat without doing anything at all.

4. Anxiety

When taking Adderall, it is impossible to relax. Just trying can lead to an episode of anxiety and an obsession to do something, anything, to keep busy.

5. Depression

After taking Adderall, Jeff felt like he was drowning in his depressive thoughts. After exhausting all of his energy and brainpower, the drug’s effects on being productive wore off sank into a state of depression that he usually got over with a good night’s sleep.

6. Trouble falling asleep

Another of the effects that he describes is the difficulty in falling asleep at night, even if he had taken the drug in the morning.

Through this type of training, children can learn appropriate social behaviors. Parenting skills training. Through this type of training, parents can develop ways of understanding and guiding their children’s behavior. Psychotherapy. This therapy allows older children with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder to talk about the issues that bother them, explore negative behavior patterns, and learn ways to cope with their symptoms. Family therapy. Family therapy can help parents and siblings cope with the stress of living with someone who has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

The best results occur when a teamwork approach is used, with teachers, parents, therapists, and physicians working together. Learn about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the services available. Work closely with your child’s teachers and recommend reliable sources of information to support their efforts in the classroom.

By aamritri

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