“Can Adderall Abuse Trigger Temporary Schizophrenia?”

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From the Daily Beast: “Amphetamines come with a host of negative side effects, most commonly insomnia and irregular heartbeat. But in less common cases, the drug can induce a psychosis that is nearly identical to schizophrenia—so close, in fact, that scientists use it to study the disease. Far from a new discovery, it’s something that scientists and pharmaceuticals have known about for decades.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Why is this even a topic of dispute? It has long been proven that some kids develop psychotic symptoms from stimulants at prescribed dosages. In one study in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, it was over 6%. This should not be a question – the answer is YES. The real question is, why aren’t people being told this fact?