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can to recover from brain damage from adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr?

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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Brain damage: It all depends on what kind of brain damage you acquired with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr. Was the damage preexistent to that treatment or it was caused by stroke or cva? You may recover but it is not possible to say unless we know what kind of brain damage. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr is a proved treatment for adhd and well monitored is relatively safe. You need to share more information and get an appropriate evaluation.

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A 27-year-old male asked:

I od'd on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a year ago. Before this I was a visual thinker, now I can't do it, it hurts my abilities to think/learn. Is this brain damage?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Possibly: Sadly, Adderal in large doses can do lots of serious damage - brain damage is among them. I don't know specifically about visual thinking modes - but overall cognitive loss and other problems can happen. It's a big price to pay for a mistake. I'm sorry it happened. But, you may still have what it takes to succeed. Some really high functioning folk, cut 50% are still above average. Hope and work!
Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Neuropsychological testing can identify any deficits on thinking and develop a plan for cognitive rehabilitation.
Jul 9, 2014

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