If you don't have ADHD, Adderall does NOT make you work better

A new study, led by Brown University, has found that prescription medications for ADHD such as Adderall do improve the cognition of students without the disorder and, in fact, impair working memory.
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ConclusionResults of the present study suggest that LDAEP can reflect adult ADHD symptoms in MDD. Auditory evoked potential appears to be a promising candidate as an evaluation tool for inattention and poor impulse control as well as emotional sensitivity.
Source: International Journal of Psychophysiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
(Natural News) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known simply as ADHD, is characterized by difficulty paying attention and controlling compulsive behavior. In the U.S., ADHD is commonly diagnosed in children and is managed using medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 9.4 percent of American children ages two to 17 have ADHD — that means about...
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Doctors prescribe the two drugs guanfacine and Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which people more often call ADHD. These medications work in different ways and have different side effects. Learn about both here, how to take them, and which one may be more suitable.
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CONCLUSIONS: Half of those who died by suicide had at least one diagnosed mental health condition in the year before death, and most mental health conditions were associated with an increased risk of suicide. Findings suggest the importance of suicide screening and providing an approach to improve awareness of mental health conditions. PMID: 31185853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2019Source: Developmental Cognitive NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Jialiang Guo, Xiangsheng Luo, Encong Wang, Bingkun Li, Qinyuan Chang, Li Sun, Yan SongAbstractAttention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by problems in directing and sustaining attention. Recent behavioral studies indicated that children with ADHD are more likely to fail to show the orienting effect in response to human eye gaze. The present study aimed to identify the neurophysiological bases of attention deficits directed by social human eye gaze in children with ADHD, focusing on the relationship b...
Source: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe two-factor structure of the Spanish-language version of the ADHD-RS-IV (ADHD-RS-IV.es) is consistent with those of the DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 as well as with the model proposed by the author of the original scale. Furthermore, it has good discriminant ability. ADHD-RS-IV.es is therefore a valid and reliable tool for determining presence and severity of ADHD symptoms in the Spanish population.ResumenObjetivosEl objetivo de este estudio es validar la versión en castellano del ADHD-RS-IV (ADHD-RS-IV.es) en una muestra española.MétodosA partir de una muestra total de 652 niños y adolesce...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
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Conclusions: Adults with ADHD, despite receiving medication, experienced impairments and challenges in many aspects of their daily life. Adults with ADHD described various unmet needs, especially those relating to the duration of treatment effect. When optimizing treatment for adults with ADHD, it is important that the treatment regimen is sufficient to meet the needs of the patient throughout the day. PMID: 31184812 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD. Do You Feel Others Don’t Understand You?   “Do I feel others don’t understand me? Yes and no. In this instance I’ll talk about the workplace because it is where I excel and thrive, so have no issue introducing it into the conversation with someone I’m likely to be working with for a while; puts me in context from the outset and let’s them know what they’re dealing with. Being one of the extremely talkative ADHDer’s (that has a love of verbal and ...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs
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