A pharmaceutical amphetamine, Adderall is used to battle attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ( like ADD) and narcolepsy. The first time the drug was prescribed was in the nineteen seventies, to be used as an anorectic, usage as such is now extremely rare.
Adderall stimulates the centreal nervous system by the use of 4 amphetamine salts. The 4 salts are:
– amphetamine aspartate
– amphetamine sulfate
– dextroamphetamine saccharate
– dextroamphetamine sulfate
The last salt in the list, dextroamphetamine sulfate, can also be found alone in a druge called dexedrine. Because of the use of four different salts, the manufacture claims that the difference in metabolism rates allows the Adderall’s, affects to have smaller highs and lows and be a generally smoother drug to use over similar drugs that treat the same conditions. This claim by the manufacture is backed with very little evidence, which has slowed the claim for immediate release adderall. Recent studies have proven that sustained releases of dexamphetamine lasted longer in duration to Adderall, and are much less expensive. The only down side to using dexamphetamine is that the drug is much less effective in the first few hours of dosage.
Marketed as Adderall XR, the druge can now be found in an ‘immediate-release’ tablet or an ‘extended-release’ capsule. Due to the nature of all of these forms of treatment, I strongly recommend consulting a medical professional who will be able to provide you with more information, and guide you in the right direction.
Natural Adderall Alternatives Reviewed
If a parent chooses to go for adderall alternatives, there are many procedures that he or she can turn to. The reason for these available adderall alternatives is that not all parents are comfortable with medicating their children suffering from ADHD. They prefer the most natural approach. Aside from the 504 plan that are required for most public schools, here are other adderall alternatives parents can resort to.
First is psychotherapy. It may be expensive but this works for some children with ADHD. On average, each consultation with the psychotherapist cost around a $100 but for some children, they are able to get the attention that they need, thus they don’t feel the urge to act out. They are also able to learn much more about themselves, that’s why they are not as confused as they were before entering the psychotherapy clinic.
Another adderall alternative is behavior therapy. An expert observes the action of the child. If he or she sees something wrong or not really normal, he or she points this out to the parent of the child. Sometimes, the expert will even include suggestions on how to handle these kinds of actions.
Then there’s social skills training. This is something a parent can do on their own for their child who is suffering from ADHD. Often, these children have problems socializing with their classmates. At least, with their parents’ guiding hands and words of wisdom, they will figure out what are the limitations (what they cannot do) when they are with other children. Social skills training is an adderall alternative that doesn’t require professionals.