ADHD Drug Treatment May Prevent Future Drug Use

jon jonajunaAThotmailDOTcom at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Sat Aug 16 14:17:07 EST 2003


perhaps the reason for this is as ritalin (like most amphet based drugs) is
such a rough dirty ride that it puts you off using anything else for fear of
similar comedown effects?!?!?!?!?!?

 perhaps the reason those with untreated adhd were twice as likely to use is
due to self medication attempts.

perhaps adhd deosnt even exist??  ive seen "it" succesfully "treated" with
behavioural techniques.

the medical profession needs to medicalise this things to keep itself in
power......much the same with "personality disorder"?????????? what the hell
is it? ive seen many many people with totally different presentations
diagnosed with the same personality disorder?!?

oh well im beginning to not give a damn anymore......smells like burnout to
me :(

-- 
jon
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> ADHD Treatment May Prevent Future Drug Use
> 8/15/2003
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> Several studies show that treating children with attention deficit
> hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with Ritalin and other stimulants
> reduces their risk of misusing alcohol and other drugs later in life,
> USA Today reported Aug. 11.
>
> Psychiatrist Timothy Wilens of Massachusetts General Hospital in
> Boston, Mass., reviewed several recent studies involving 1,195
> children. The youngsters were tracked through their teens and into
> adulthood.
>
> The studies found that children with ADHD who were treated with
> stimulants were no less likely than children without ADHD to have
> alcohol or other drug problems later in life. However, children with
> ADHD who were not treated with stimulants were twice as likely to
> later become addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
>
> Earlier animal research suggested that stimulants may "prime" the
> brain for addiction.
>
> Wilens released his findings during a recent meeting of the American
> Psychological Association.
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