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A 30-year-old member asked:

How do i know if i have a dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) addiction?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) addiction: If you are taking it for other than the prescribed reason; taking it in larger quantities than prescribed or than you intend to; taking more than intended despite negative effects in relationships, work, or otherwise; hiding or lying about the amount you are taking from family or significant others; noticing a craving for the medication when you don't have it, etc -- would all be clues.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can I have a dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) psychological addiction?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Possible: Would need to know more about what you are experiencing, but some people really like the sense of mood elevation and mental sharpness that Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) can induce in some (not all) individuals. Losing that "edge" can be uncomfortable, so you go back to the medication to get it back, sometimes needing higher and higher doses to do so.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
when abused it can create both psychological and physical addiction with very serious consequences,
Jan 22, 2013
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) psychological addiction like?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Addiction=addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of adverse effects. Psychological would imply no tolerance for withdrawal.

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Last updated Jun 22, 2012

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