This is the 10th in a series of blogs on the prescription medication Adderall. Why so many blogs on a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Because believe it or not, this is a dangerous medication, especially for perhaps the majority of those currently using.
In the best of all possible worlds, this rise can be attributed to the maturing of adolescents who have A.D.H.D. into young adults — combined with a greater recognition of adult A.D.H.D. in general.
However, the reality is much more terrifying. The surge is more to blame on savvy college graduates, freed of parental oversight, can legally and easily obtain stimulant prescriptions from obliging doctors.
We are looking at the case of Richard Fee, a case many doctors consider to be a textbook example of how a drug like Adderall can get so out of hand.
Fee seemed to have it all. He was smart, talented and popular. He was the president of his senior class in high school and the captain of the baseball team. He played first base for his college team too.
When he was in elementary school he fidgeted, daydreamed and got A’s. he has been an A-B student until mid-college when he became scattered and he wandered while reading He never had to study. His mind thinks most of the time, he procrastinated, he multitasks not finishing in a timely manner.
Do you know anyone like this? I sure do. In our next installment we will continue to look at the case of Richard Fee and witness how things can go horribly wrong once you start taking Adderall.