Adderall is a commonly prescribed medication used to treat ADHD. There are various side effects possible. Among these are muscle tics, irregular or fast heartbeat, apprehension, and insomnia. Misuse and recreational use of the medication often creates a sense of dependency, and increases the side effects. It is used to treat narcolepsy, a sleep disorder.
This medication is a stimulant, and can help to control the chemical impulses in the brain that contribute to ADHD. The medication is designed to cope with ADHD’s impairments in some neurotransmitters in the brain.
Use of Adderall has been shown in clinical testing to increase scores on memory tests. Trials also showed that most subjects showed improvement in how they paid attention, the disruptive behavior they displayed lessened, and many had an increase in IQ test scores.
There are also other performance enhancements, and this causes Adderall to be used recreationally, and often abused. Some athletes use it as a way to increase their ability to focus on what they are doing, as well as increasing stamina, and alertness. Using Adderall for treatment of ADHD can be easily administrated, either through an extended release capsule, or an immediate dissolving formula. The extended release tablet is often taken in the morning, and lasts throughout the day. The immediate release tablet will immediately take effect, but will require additional doses to remain effective.
Adderall is very effective, with around a 70% success rate in the reduction of ADHD symptoms, and disruptive behaviors. Most people taking Adderall also show an increase in their attention spans, and are more alert when engaged in a task. It can also help children with ADHD with their interpersonal relationships.
ADHD is a chemical disorder in the brain that shortens attention span, and contributes to disruptive behavior. Using stimulants such as Adderall is a way of treating it by altering the way the brain interprets various signals and inputs. The medication can increase alertness, focus, and even reduces disruptive behavior associated with ADHD. There are side effects to this medication, and these are compounded when it is misused, or used for fun. Dependency can develop when the drug is used excessively.