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(Slate)   Adderall makes you smarter, but is it cheating?   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Adderall, David Plotz, Nora Volkow, doctor's visit, ADHD  
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8159 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Mar 2013 at 8:21 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-28 08:40:46 AM  
6 votes:
My adopted son had severe ADHD.  For example, we just sitting in the living room, watching television, when he reached up and jerked out his front tooth.  I tried to get him involved in little league baseball, but on his first at bat, he turned around and attacked the umpire, fracturing his skull to the point doctors had to permanently wire his ocular cavity to keep his head together.  We were riding home from a therapy appointment, doing highway speeds, when he just opened the car door and got out.  I watched him roll in the rear view mirror and then a tractor trailer crushed his abdomen and pelvis with its driver's side tires.  He was still alive when I finally got to him.  He was trying to stand-up, though his legs were severed.  His eyes were frantic.  I think he didn't understand what he'd done, either the act of getting out of the car or the consequences of it, which was typical of his disconnect.  I pushed his wet hair off his forehead and as I held him, he became clear for a moment, focused.  I thought he was going to say something; instead he reached up with his working arm and poked out my left eye.  Then he died to my screaming.

Maybe I should've have been so stubborn in my opposition to drug therapy, though I still don't think it's a good idea to poison our children with these laboratory experiments, none of which anyone knows exactly how they work.
2013-03-28 08:30:03 AM  
2 votes:
It is a LEGAL medication and therefore beneficial to people. These pharmaceutical companies would not be allowed to help mankind if this weren't true. Drugs are a poor man's attempt to self medicate whereas Adderall, Paxil, Zoloft, Xanax, et al are medically proven to improve lives. The latter supersedes the former which is specifically WHY they are legal.
2013-03-28 11:38:24 AM  
1 vote:
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
2013-03-28 09:28:34 AM  
1 vote:
I would never ever use Adderall or other ADHD drug to modify my concentration- that's just wrong.

Now let me get back to my second cup of tea this morning.  Caffeine is awesome!  It helped me quit smoking and just use e-cigarettes so all I get is the pure nicotine.   They do keep me up too late at night sometimes, but a couple of beers or glasses of wine (and some melatonin) fix that. I just have to be careful since they can mess with the St. John's Wort and Ginko Balboa pills I take, and they give me headaches which are almost too much for Advil.

But Adderall?  Never!
2013-03-28 09:21:45 AM  
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2013-03-28 08:55:23 AM  
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2013-03-28 08:32:44 AM  
1 vote:
And here I am drinking a can of Monster like a sucker in the vain hope that I can get some work done today.  Shiat tastes awful, but it works.  Kind of.  I'm still farking instead of working.
2013-03-28 08:28:26 AM  
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If adderal would help subby link to the single page I would support his use of it.

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