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This is horribly inaccurate and wrought with misinformation. For starters, adderall doesn’t affect serotonin (not at therapeutic doses, anyway; it can eventually cause serotonin release at monstrously high recreational doses but that is way beyond the scope of a typical college-age adderall user)
also the comparison to meth is such a tired and misleading talking point. meth is neurotoxic and causes permanent damage to the serotonergic and dopaminergic systems.
do better, your other videos on how drugs work were considerably more accurate, albeit somewhat simplified
The biggest problem with the study is that it never removed the influence variable by giving one patient a placebo and one patient an Adderall and not telling them what they were given. each patient was both under the influence of a drug and what they were told. Remove the influence like in a double blind
I have ADHD. I didn’t find that this was talking bad about us at all. It only seemed to warn people who don’t have adhd and might misuse the medication. That being said, it’s impossible to say that because it didn’t work for eight people that were told it was a placebo that it won’t work for anyone.
Anybody in the comments that disagrees is in denial that drugs are bad for you. Which is their main argument. Honestly, most who disagree probably are addicted to addys lol. Oh well, everyone can't be smart
Thanks for all the videos AsapSCIENCE, but this will be where I unsubscribe. I hope you enjoy the success your other subscribers bring you, but I hope more so that the other subscribers check your facts before accepting this rubbish as truth. "A close cousin of meth" because chemistry definitely works that way.
in the UK we don't give relatively healthy children amphetamine salts. if my kid had adhd I wouldn't give them drugs like this. I think parents who label their children and give them drugs have worse mental illness than adhd. plus being ignorant and stupid.
This is very uninformative. The study uses only 32 people without ADHD. They should have done a control on people with ADHD. Aderall activates the sympathetic nervous system. First time users may experience a similar affect since they are not sure what to expect, regardless of whether they had the placebo.The video equates grades with cognitive ability; however, the benefit of Adderall would be increased focus so this does not logically disuade someone from using Adderall to get good grades. The rest of the video makes a lot of claims about addiction with little follow-up evidence although it may be in one of the 16 links. I don't condone doing Adderall. Putting unprescribed medicine into your body is always risky, especially when it acts on the brain, but the video should not have been made since its primary evidence is based on a small study, that was likely only intended to give direction to larger studies rather than to be used to draw sweeping conclusions from.
TO THE PEOPLE SAYING 10MG OF ADDERALL IS TOO SMALL: 10mg is a low-mid range therapeutic dose that plenty of people use, myself included. The study was done on people WITHOUT ADHD meaning not only was the dose PLENTY but it probably had a greater effect on them.
I used to always study last minute. Only the last minute stress was enough to make me able to focus. It was like that stress released some chemicals in my body that made me focus. But outside of that moment it was impossible to read books and notes until i started taking medication. For me it realu did change everything.
+Dylan Jenner true, I forgot that it is relative to the person. As someone who is a larger person that used prescription ADHD meds for years 10 mgs sounds like a negligible dose. You are right though, I'm sure that for people who have never used it before 10 mgs is substantial
10mg is a low-mid range therapeutic dose that plenty of people use, myself included. The study was done on people WITHOUT ADHD meaning not only was the dose PLENTY but it probably had a greater effect on them.
So much misinformation in this video, saying that people with ADHD "lack" dopamine and that your brain is constantly seeking out stimulants, high dopamine is what causes distractibility, hallucinations, paranoid thoughts/delusions.
Addaral is straight up meth. It's nasty. Don't kid yourself, if you take that shit you are just another tweeker.
*edit, I am not talking about people that are prescribed the drug and actually need it. I'm referring to the people who take the drug for the high or to stay up all night to study.
Meth is lipid soluble creating a higher bioavailability and making it cross the blood-brain barrier more rapidly, causing neurotoxicity even at therapeutic doses (yes, meth is a therapeutic drug called Desoxyn). Adderall, on the other hand is not neurotoxic at therapeutic doses, even after long term monitored use.
I've taken it since 7th grade. I'm now in my fifth year of studying pharmacology at an ivy league university, not once have I had to have my dose adjusted. I fail to see how this makes me "just another tweaker".
Adderall feels awful guys don't do it fr, every time I went to class still on adder all it was the most miserable experience.
Edit: I want to make it very clear that I mean don't take it if it isn't your prescription. My bf uses his and he's fine, but for me it makes my teeth grind, I get a high level of anxiety, and at the tail end of it I can get nauseous.
Placebos are, by definition, a non medicine that the subject thinks is a medicine. You can't tell them it's a placebo, otherwise it wouldn't be a placebo anymore. Giving a subject medicine a then telling them it was a placebo is just stupid, because that would ruin the perception that they were taking a placebo. If you want people to think they're taking a placebo, you've got it all wrong. Any logical person who hears that they are being given a placebo will immediately know something strange is going on. To preserve the placebo effect in an experiment, you must maintain the perception in the subjects that they are consuming the actual medicine.
Used adderall for every test since my sophomore of high school lol. It works. Not only does it help increase energy and helps you focus, but it helps you remember things and gives you an intense pleasure. It’s great. I miss it but I haven’t done it in a long time. Currently a freshman in college. Sometimes I think about getting some for tests but I’m fighting those urges. It’s extremely addicting so be careful.
People gotta build better time management skills instead of taking adderall ;p school is full of a bunch of pointless tedious tasks so I can see why they do it though.
How can you focus on something you find extremely boring?
Medication has so many side effects and not even guaranteed to work so i don’t think it’s the best solution especially for young kids. Kids are known to have trouble focusing in general and putting them on pills can really mess their system up and make them self reliant. Sounds a bit dangerous
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