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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 38 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!
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Neuropsychological testing can identify any deficits on thinking and develop a plan for cognitive rehabilitation.
Jul 9, 2014
Last updated Jul 9, 2014


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