After reading the article on Adderall, I agree with what many said... it sounds great. The solve all for classic college cramming. However, it so closely reminded me of someone else who had once believed they found a cure all drug. With many uses such as an antidepressant, analgesic, an anti-fatigue, and a cure for morphine addiction. The person was Sigmund Freud and the drug was cocaine. We have come a long way since then... or have we?
Adderall is being used and abused by so many nowadays. Most people may think it's ok because they know someone who takes it, but when I researched it via The National Library of Medicine, there were 37 possible side effects. Now, personally, that in itself is enough for me to say "eh, no thanks."
Wow..I never thought of it like that, but after reading this, it definitely opens my mind a bit.ReplyDelete
I like the way you presented this. The funny thing is, Adderall and cocaine are both stimulants, and have many similar effects (high energy, overactive mind, better focus) as well as side effects (shakiness, loss of appetite, lack of sleep). So maybe we truly haven't advanced too far past Freud's theory.ReplyDelete