Adderall – Heart Risks and Other Effects
What is Adderall?
Adderall is an amphetamine stimulant drug that is used to treat Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, among other conditions. People with ADHD may struggle with focusing and paying attention (inattentive type) or controlling energy and impulses (hyperactive type). Adderall has proven to be effective in treating both types of ADHD.
Adderall is a Schedule II controlled substance, meaning that it has been approved for medical use but is considered to be a drug with a high potential for abuse and addiction. It has become a popular recreational drug and is also abused as a study aid and performance enhancer.
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in sleep patterns
Adderall addiction causes relatively mild physical dependence symptoms when compared to other drugs of addiction like opioids and alcohol. Still, the psychological addiction can be very strong and may require professional therapy to address and overcome.
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