Definitive answer about ADHD meds needed
February 9, 2014 12:35 PM Subscribe
Here's an assertion one hears frequently in discussions of ADHD:
"It seems people with ADHD get a calming, clear headed effect from stimulants, as opposed to the speedy, euphoric type of high 'normal' people get from them."
My question is: where can I find *good* information about the truth or falseness of this type of statement?
posted by DMelanogaster to Science & Nature (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for reliable sources that address this issue from a scientific, non-anecdotal standpoint. I'm not looking for stories from individuals about their ADHD and what happens to them on stimulants; I'm looking for studies, review articles, and/or expert opinions with scientific backup -- sources that one could cite if one were writing a paper for college, for example.
(Obviously behind this issue is a greater question: does ADHD as a disorder actually exist? I'm not expecting an answer to that question here; and I'm well aware of the controversies surrounding it.)