The Dangers of Using Medications For ADHD Treatment That the Doctors Won't Tell You! from HadrielSam's blog

Medications for ADHD can be effective in reducing symptoms  Memory Plus Program Review  of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention not only in children, but among adults with the disorder as well. However, the risks of the side effects cause great worry and concern, especially among parents. In addition, there are not enough studies and research regarding the long term effects of the use of prescription medications for ADHD. It is important to clear it up that any medication for ADHD that's taken do not cure the disorder per se. It only helps control the symptoms associated with ADHD such as hyperactivity, restlessness, inattention, and disruptive behavior.

Prescription medications for ADHD may be stimulants or non-stimulants. Stimulants are the first-line treatment used for ADHD while the latter may be used under certain conditions such as if symptoms remain the same despite stimulant use, intolerable side effects, co-existing conditions aside from ADHD, and a history or high risk for substance abuse.

Stimulants work by increasing dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in activity and attention. Some of the common stimulants for ADHD are Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Concerta.Side effects associated with its use include insomnia, anorexia, weight loss, and stunted growth. Studies also show that there is an increased possibility for psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular problems, and drug abuse with the use of stimulant drugs.


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