Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Adderall Me

The Adderall Me

This article was interesting to read. I have never taken Adderall before but one of my friends has. She would describe it as being focused for a long period of time. She would be able to sit in the library all day and just read forever. So pretty much her experience relates to what the author wrote about. Adderall and other drugs like it are used most widely for those who have ADHD. It is also common for college students who use it as a “study buddy.” The author apparently consults a few psychiatrists, who tell him that there are no long-term health consequences. Personally, I do not believe this. The author then decides to take Adderall for one week to see how it effects him. He describes it as a euphoric experience but with somewhat depressive withdrawal symptoms. When he talks about whether Adderall increases vs. decreases creativity, I think it all depends on the person. I think for it to increase your creativity, you must have some creativity already within you. Finally, I think this article makes Adderall sound like a good idea and that its something everyone should try. It seems as though the author is promoting drug use in some way.

1 comment:

  1. I agree-- everybody is different, and depending on the person, the positives may outweigh the negatives, or the negatives may outweigh the positives.