For some students, college can be beyond stressful. With each class requiring different amounts of work, including papers and essays, projects, meetings, labs, etc., it can be difficult for students to keep up.
Therefore, some might not be surprised that government researchers are noticing an increase in the number of emergency visits among college age people who have been taking Adderall.
Adderall is an amphetamine prescribed for people with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some students without ADD/ADHD will get Adderall from their friends or roommates (often for a financial price per pill) to increase their concentration and stay awake longer so they can study for a test, complete a paper or whatever it may be. However, the consequences can outweigh the rewards for these users.
"They often have fast heart rate or high blood pressure.. dreaded thing you have to worry about is strokes, heart attacks.. acute kidney failure," said one toxicologist. He also said, "...they take it so they could do better on exam...think they can stay up later, study more...concentrate a little bit better...really hasn't been proven yet and hasn't been proven unless you have attention deficit disorder."
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