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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention. It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD, or approximately 2 million children in the United States. This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 children, it is likely that at least one will have ADHD.
Specifically, Adderall XR is composed of the following proportions of active ingredients:
* 1/4 dextroamphetamine saccharate
* 1/4 dextroamphetamine sulfate
* 1/4 (racemic dextro/levo-amphetamine) aspartate monohydrate
* 1/4 (racemic dextro/levo-amphetamine) sulfate
They discovered that the brains of children diagnosed with ADHD were a little behind schedule in growing. Yes, you heard that right. They said they are about three years behind the brains of other children. Everything else was normal. They said if they wait three years those children will catch up and turn out just fine.
What they did not say in the results of this study is that the same drugs also stunt the growth of the children's brains. Now this is my assessment of the situation, having studied this issue for several years and knowing that this drug is stunting the development of the children. It is very reasonable to conclude that it also stunts the growth of their brains and guess what? This new study actually proves it, because these MRI brain scans of children's brains that found that these brains were three years behind schedule in development.
80% of the children who were looked at with those MRI scans were on ADHD medications. That's right. All that study did was prove that medication stunts the growth of children's brains. Amazing is it not?
Long-term methylphenidate and amphetamine use has also been linked to abnormalities in brain development, similar to those found with long-term coc aine use. Changes on the sleep EEG are also noted with Adderall abuse.
ADHD is currently considered to be a persistent and chronic condition for which no medical cure is available, although medication can be prescribed.
If anyone questions the widespread nature of Ritalin and other Attention Deficit Disorder ADD ADHD medications commonly prescribed, consider these statistics:
About six million children, roughly one in eight children, will take Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta or other ADHD medications.
Since 1991, prescriptions for ADHD medications quintupled.
In that same time period, Ritalin use for the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder ADD ADHD increased 700 percent.
Five lawsuits over the past three years charge Novartis, the makers of Ritalin, with using unethical marketing methods to increase demand.
ADHD medications prescriptions for children ages 2 to 4 increased almost 300% between 1991 and 1995.
4. Often does not follow instructions
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Children 3 to 5 years of age: The usual starting dose is 2.5 milligrams daily. Each week, the doctor will raise the daily dosage by 2.5 milligrams until the condition is under control.
Children 6 years of age and older: The usual starting dose is 5 milligrams once or twice a day. Each week, the daily dosage may be increased by 5 milligrams. Only in rare cases will a child need more than 40 milligrams per day.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Children 6 years of age and older: The usual starting dose for children taking Adderall for the first time is 10 milligrams once daily in the morning. At weekly intervals, the doctor may increase the daily dosage by 5 or 10 milligrams, up to a maximum of 30 milligrams a day.
Children already taking regular Adderall are prescribed a single dose of Adderall XR equal to their previous daily total.
EFFECTS LIST #
* increased alertness
* increased motivation
* increased talkativeness
* positive mood shift, sense of well-being
* reduced appetite (anorexia)
* dilated pupils
* loss of coordination
* increased aggressiveness
* dry mouth
* increased heart rate (tachycardia)
* increased breathing rate
* increased blood pressure
* rise in body temperature
* fever and sweating
* diarrhea or constipation
* blurred vision
* impaired speech
* uncontrollable movements (twitching, jerking, tremors, etc...)
* irregular heartbeat (palpitations, arrhythmia)
* impotence / inability to achieve erection in men (high dose or chronic use)
* convulsions (high dose)
* dry, itchy skin (chronic use)
* acne, sores (chronic use)
* pallor (high dose or chronic use)
* psychotic episodes (rare except in overdoses or after chronic use)
Amphetamines are stimulants that affect the central nervous system. Medically they are used to treat depression, obesity, and other conditions.
In addition to the physical effects of amphetamines, users report feeling restless, anxious and moody. Increased doses intensify the effects, and users may become excited or talkative and experience a false sense of self-confidence or superiority. They may behave in a bizarre manner; some become aggressive and hostile.
Prolonged use of amphetamines can lead to malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies, skin disorders, ulcers, lack of sleep, weight loss and depression. Frequent use of large amounts of amphetamines can cause brain damage that results in speech and thought disturbances.
Note: "Speed" is used to refer to amphetamine, methamphetamine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), and other strong stimulants that feel something like amphetamine.
Addiction and Withdrawal #
Users of large amounts of amphetamines over a long period of time can develop an amphetamine psychosis, which is a mental disorder similar to paranoid schizophrenia. The psychosis is manifested by hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Bizarre, sometime violent, behavior is exhibited by those with amphetamine psychosis. Symptoms usually disappear within a few weeks after drug use stops.
Amphetamines have the potential to produce tolerance, which means that increased amounts of the drug are needed to achieve the desired effects. Withdrawal symptoms can occur when use of amphetamines is stopped abruptly. Users may experience fatigue; long, disturbed periods of sleep; irritability; intense hunger, and moderate to severe depression. The length and severity of the depression is related to how much and how often amphetamines were used.
* mental confusion
* restlessness and insomnia
* deep or disturbed sleep lasting up to 48 hours
* extreme hunger
* psychotic reaction
* anxiety reactions
Originally posted by bakednutz
The only negative side effect I noticed was that I would not eat for as long as I was taking them.
Originally posted by italkyoulistenThe real question is why does the FDA allow this? Is there a NWO agenda to dumb down the future generations by getting everyone hooked on amphetamines?