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Please describe the medication: amphetamine?

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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
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In brief: Stimulant medication

Amphetamines are used for treatment of adhd and improves attention, concentration, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
It can be used to treat depression in elderly. It's also abused as 'speed' with devastating consequences. Side effects; decrease appetite, weight loss, sleep disturbance, neurological tics or twitches. Short acting preparation lasts few hours in body and long acting lasts 10 hours.

In brief: Stimulant medication

Amphetamines are used for treatment of adhd and improves attention, concentration, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
It can be used to treat depression in elderly. It's also abused as 'speed' with devastating consequences. Side effects; decrease appetite, weight loss, sleep disturbance, neurological tics or twitches. Short acting preparation lasts few hours in body and long acting lasts 10 hours.
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