Adverse effects of Adderall on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Studies have shown that abuse of Adderall can permanently alter normal brain activities and damage the brain. Adverse side effects of Adderall on the brain include disturbances of mood and behavior, insomnia, emotional liability and many others. More here.

Long Term Effects Of Adderall On The Brain

PRIMARY EFFECTS of Adderall on the brain

Adverse effects of Adderall on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  • addiction
  • coma
  • damaged nerve cells
  • delusions
  • depression
  • hallucinations
  • mania
  • psychosis
  • stroke
  • violent behavior

SECONDARY EFFECTS of Adderall on the brain

  • aggression and hostility
  • depression
  • dysphoria
  • emotional instability
  • impaired speech
  • impaired thinking
  • insomnia
  • lack of coordination
  • motor and verbal ticks
  • nightmares

TERTIARY EFFECTS of Adderall on the brain

  • emotional and mental discomfort
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • mood swings
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. My son quit adderall cold turkey three months ago..he is goi,g through all of the side effects. He’s lost 30 lbs. in two months. Nightmares , crying, trouble sleeping. He’s 19. We have seen our med. Dr. Have him zoloft, he is afraid to take it. What should we do?

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