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what is the effect of adhd medications on those without adhd?

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Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Just like "Speed": Frequently medications used for adhd are stimulants. Brain of those with adhd is different and are slowed down by these medications as opposed to "getting high" which would be reaction if not adhd. Use of these medications if not adhd is not only illegal, but potentially addictive and result in socially inappropriate and possibly life threating behavior.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Stimulation: Since the stimulant medications increase brain nor epinephrin (non adrenalen, a person without ADHD would feel a stimulating effect. It might make a person jittery, restless or increase their blood pressure and pulse. Not a good idea.
Answered on Apr 18, 2015

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