"It was like an alien had literally invaded my body," the actress said in Paper Magazine’s “Break the Internet” issue.
If we want to understand the past history, current status, and future trajectory of ADHD, Dr Conners is the man.
Adderall can cause serious side effects, including high blood pressure and stroke.
ADHD can be a challenging diagnosis to make even for trained physicians, as the ability of people to pay attention or remain calm falls across a broad bell-shaped spectrum. In turn, the majority of patients who land a diagnosis straddle a line where problematic attention and performance merge into variations of normal.
It's no longer just kids with a behavioral disorder using these drugs to function in society. Now, it's older teens and adults who are fueling an emerging epidemic of abuse and addiction. The not-so-distant future is here: We are living in the United States of Adderall.
During the past 15 years, there has been a remarkable transformation in the drug trade. It used to be dominated by the illegal drug cartels. Now it it is dominated by the legal drug companies.
Everyone is curious about Adderall. Young people abuse it, adults are addicted to it, teachers wish their students would take it. For me, the little orange pills were nothing more than fake focus that robbed me of my creativity -- not quite the solution for someone aspiring to be a writer.
Competitive video game tournaments have grown exponentially in both prevalence and commercial popularity over the past decade. Previously, game franchises such as Madden and Halo received the most attention from the gaming community, but in recent years, that has shifted dramatically.
I don't pretend to speak for everyone with the diagnosis. There are people who can skip days, others who forego medication altogether. I am not one of these people.
If you thought Ritalin was invented in the early 00s -- when every hyperactive American kid popped a few mills with his Cap'n Crunch and zipped off to 4th grade homeroom -- you wouldn't be alone. But methylphenidate has been around as a treatment for hyperactivity since at least the 60s.
The report's authors also said that more research is needed on neuroscience-based learning tools, which attempt to improve
"Exporting American-based diagnoses like ADHD is really exporting American behavioral norms under the guise of medicine," Peter