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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)= how does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect the brain of those diagnosed with ADHD vs. Those who take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) recreationally?

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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry
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In brief: Paradoxical response

Adderall slow down people with adhd but ppl without adhd feel "high" & "speedy" with it.
Adderall regular (short-acting) is not fda approved for adult adhd. Only long-acting stimulants are approved to treat adult adhd in addition to strattera (atomoxetine) which is not a stimulant. Adult adhd can b successfully treated by therapy only. Meds r optional & need 2 b carefully prescribed w/ regular medical check up.

In brief: Paradoxical response

Adderall slow down people with adhd but ppl without adhd feel "high" & "speedy" with it.
Adderall regular (short-acting) is not fda approved for adult adhd. Only long-acting stimulants are approved to treat adult adhd in addition to strattera (atomoxetine) which is not a stimulant. Adult adhd can b successfully treated by therapy only. Meds r optional & need 2 b carefully prescribed w/ regular medical check up.
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Dr. Sophie Duriez
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stimulant

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can assist someone with adhd to slow down and focus.
Although Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is sometimes used for cognitive performance enhancement, it may speed things up in a non- adhd brain.

In brief: Stimulant

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can assist someone with adhd to slow down and focus.
Although Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is sometimes used for cognitive performance enhancement, it may speed things up in a non- adhd brain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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