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What are the effects of stimulants?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry
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In brief: Mainly for ADHD

Stimulants are used mainly to treat adhd, improving inattention, impulsitivity, and hyperactivity symptoms.
A common side effect is loss of appetite and the medicine has been used to help with weight reduction. Because it improves wakefulness it is used to treat sleep disorders like narcolepsy or sleep apnea as well. Side effects: anxiety, irritability, headaches, fast heart rate, nausea, others.

In brief: Mainly for ADHD

Stimulants are used mainly to treat adhd, improving inattention, impulsitivity, and hyperactivity symptoms.
A common side effect is loss of appetite and the medicine has been used to help with weight reduction. Because it improves wakefulness it is used to treat sleep disorders like narcolepsy or sleep apnea as well. Side effects: anxiety, irritability, headaches, fast heart rate, nausea, others.
Dr. Evan Altman
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

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In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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