Adderall- A wondrous medication for treating ADHD
- Adderall is Composed of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine salts
- A Central Nervous System stimulant
- Immediate Release (Adderall) and Extended Release capsule (Adderall XR) capsules.
How Adderall works in body of ADHD affected individuals?
- Imitates the actions of neurotransmitters Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and epinephrine to a greater extent
- Dopamine supplies reward and pleasure.
- Norepinephrine ensures stable communication between neurons
- Epinephrine reigns in clarity and focus in individuals
What are the positive influences of Adderall?
Increased concentration levels, attention span and focus. Causes excitement and mood shifts.
Lasting potential of Adderall effects
- Effects of Immediate Release capsules- 4-6 hours
- Effects of Extended Release capsules- 12 hours
- 11-17 hours- Half-life of Adderall
- Takes 3-4 days to clear from the body
Why Adderall is a student comforter?
- Improves focus, stimulates the motivation level and sharpens the memory
- Through research it has been discovered that, over 200,000 student tweets around the end of the fall semester, supposedly has the mentioning of the medication Adderall
- Since its initial release in 1996, prescriptions for Adderall have more than tripled among students.
Quick Facts about ADHD
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorder that is caused between six to twelve years of age
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 3 to 7 percent of school going students.
- 5.1 million School going students are diagnosed of ADHD
- 6.2 years- Average age at which ADHD can be diagnosed
- 7 years- Diagnosis of Mild ADHD
- 6.1 years- Diagnosis of Moderate ADHD
- 4.4 years- Diagnosis 0f severe ADHD
- Boys are twice likely to be affected of girls
Symptoms linked to ADHD
- Tooth Grinding
- Highly Distractible
- Lack of Focus
Types of ADHD
- ADHD, Combined Type (combined inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive)
People with combined ADHD show characteristics of all three symptoms. This is the most common type of ADHD.
- ADHD, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type
People with this type of ADHD show only symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity, but do not have problems with inattention.
- ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type (formerly called ADD or attention deficit disorder)
People with this type of ADHD don’t have any symptoms of impulsive or hyperactive behaviors, but have difficulty paying attention.