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’.