Add Medications Does Not Help- Nasty Long Term Effect For Medical And Recreational

What is the reason for abusage of drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin, Dexedrine, Concerta? You may have seen one episode of the Desperate Housewives in which Lynette, start consuming her children’s Adderall so that she can be more energized to keep up with them. This is just one common instance of misuse of ADD medications. Take some time to reflect on this account. Mike is a successful attorney with a very hectic schedule. More and more demands are being made on him, and if he wants to make partner at his firm in record time, he has got to find more hours and more energy. Mike told one of his friends about his trouble of keeping up and even putting more effort. His friend has offered his solution. He suggested that Mike gets himself prescribed with ADD medication such as Adderall just as he did a few months back. Mike’s friend told mike that even if the medication did make him feel a little edgy, it did a lot to improve his energy level. To get this medication prescribed, mike only needs to tell the physician that he had trouble paying attention and stay organized at work. True to what his friend had told him, Mike found that getting himself prescribed with Ritalin was very easy. His friend was also right about the extra energy this medication provided him and with that, and for the first few weeks; Mike found himself working like crazy without the need to rest. He was also winning like mad! Mike also found that he had lost weight in the process; something that was so hard to achieve before this. Three months later, Mike seemed like a changed person. His wife reported that Mike wasn’t sleeping well at night, and often didn’t get more than two or three hours of sleep at a time. Usually pretty level tempered, she and the children found themselves walking on egg shells because even the smallest things sent him over the edge. His moods were unpredictable, and even though she tried to point this out to her husband, he told her that she had no idea what she was talking about! Meanwhile, at work, Mike’s coworkers began to observe some paranoia. Mike was positive that attorneys with whom he previously professed to have a close working relationship were now gunning to get him fired and trying to sabotage his cases. No one seemed to know what he was talking about. Mike finally took the advice to go see another physician and needless to say the root cause of problem was detected. The medication was in no doubt causing the symptoms and mike was immediately instructed to stop medication. A few weeks later, Mike’s condition improved. ADD medications are dangerous for those who suffer from ADD as well as those who don’t. They have the same effect as cocaine. Like cocaine, they increase the amount of dopamine available to receptors which then translates into a calming effect on the body. These stimulants are used for obvious reasons that they provide the calming effects for those with ADD disorder. However, this is not true as users tend to experience the opposite effect. Non-medical users of these stimulants are college students and housewives. This is very much tied to their strong need to be more energized, get more attention as well as get high. The methods of taking them are like normal drugs or, for better effects of the drug, crushed and snorted. Because the use of stimulants is reaching epidemic proportions, it is important to know the long-term effects of using such substances. Abusing stimulants for even short amounts of time alter the brain and its chemistry. These same drugs that are thought to produce that calming effect (remember the dopamine?) actually begin to destroy the receptors for dopamine, which in turn makes dopamine less effective for calming! Other side effects of using these drugs can include: – Significant losses of grey matter in the brain what does that mean? This is stuff in your brain that surrounds the corpus callosum, which is responsible for the communication between the two hemispheres of your brain. – Deficits in the hippocampus responsible for such basic functions such as feeding, drinking, activity level, etc. – Develop abnormal brain structure akin to deficits in early dementia and schizophrenia seen on MRIs. Here are more side-effects: – Paranoia – Insomnia – Extreme feelings of hostility – Anorexia – Depression – Short temper – Poor attention span – A feeling of being on the edge – Psychosis – Memory loss – Hallucinations – Severe mood problems You also need to understand that like many other drugs, you need more and more of it to get the same effect you are hoping to get. So there really doesn’t seem to be a good reason for using these drugs, is there? 相关的主题文章: