Rising use of Adderall on College campus hits home
      I saw a patient of mine a few months ago for a routine preventative care visit check-up.  She was very stressed about getting into medical school and taking her MCAT exams.  To help her study for the exam, a college student recommended her to take an Adderall pill.  She was given a name of a local doctor who would write for the medicine.  A quick screening was done, along with an EKG test, labs ordered and a prescription was given the next visit.  In other cases, students sell the medicine on campus.  The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports 13% of college students have used Adderall or Ritalin within the last 12 months.  Discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider and inquire about  making an appointment with a specialists like a:  Neuropsychologist, Developmental Pediatrician, Psychiatrist and etc.  Getting to the root cause of the problem(s), along with the right diagnosis, is like my mom always says is ‘worth its weight in gold’.  

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All the best,
Dr. Anderson

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