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What are the affects of Adderall on teenagers who are diagnosed with ADD?


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2011-09-13 19:50:22
2011-09-13 19:50:22

Hello, I'm a college student. I am 20. Without Adderall I would fail most classes. Thank you.

AnswerI have not taken it long but I did watch the super cool true life on MTV about taking adderall and from what they said the good effects are clearly better grades and more ease in normal every day tasks. But they also said it can cause OCD like behaviors. For me it makes me eat almost half as much as I use to. As a fat kid, I think that rocks but if you have a child who you think may have an eating disorder this is not the stuff for them. Its speed so it really knocks me out at the end of the day. If I drink too much caffene I feel like im about to have a heart attack and I get dizzy pretty easily. ANSWER:when I take my adderall i become very fixated on certain things - i frequently wash my hands and if taken in the evening i am up all night long....I am certainly more productive! but it causes me to have OCD like effects and there is also increased energy (Adderall is also prescribed for people with Narcolepsy). DECREASED APPETITE IS A BIG ONE TOO! you will also think much deeper into things... oh and also i become dehydrated with a constant dry mouth so I Drink Water In Excess. Adderall also causes me to experience irritability and anxiety(NERVOUSNESS) . and increased heart rate.

but overall-

---in 9th grade i used adderall....Straight A's with no Suspensions or referalls!

10th grade (NO MEDICATION) - I only passed 2 out of my 8 classes for the year(one of them being Gym) the Principal's office everyday - class cuts, skipping school, classroom distruptions, and basically i was just a nonstop CLASS CLOWN, and i had no ambitions at all. (I will note that I had a lot of fun though being medication free)-but was not worth all the trouble and problems, looking back on the past.


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You really shouldn't be on a prescription for Adderall and Xanax at the same time. It's possible that Adderall could potentiate the effects of the xanax. That means that if you mix them, you normal dose of Xanax could knock you out. It also depends on if you are taking Adderall because you have been diagnosed with ADD. The effects of Adderall are different for people who do not have ADD.

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Adderall would usually be prescribed for an individual who has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Some doctors are now prescribing it for depression and weight loss.

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Adderall is used mainly for ADD and ADHD.

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Adderall is normally used to treat attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A person can be diagnosed with both or with just one of the above. Some psychiatrist may also prescribe it for people diagnosed with depression that is not responding very well to the usual meds of antidepressants.Adderall is known to be abused and is a controlled substance.Adderall is also used to treat narcolepsy. Although it is a drug of abuse, studies have shown that the abuse is not usually among those who take it for ADD or ADHD or Narcolepsy but, instead, among those who take it who do not have these conditions.Adderall is usually used to treat ADD, ADHD, and narcolepsy. It is sometimes also used for weight loss.

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No, Adderall is a psychostimulant drug used mainly in the treatment of ADD and ADHD.

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