Misuse of AD/HD Medications Increased Likelihood Of Psychiatric Problems

HealthDay (8/12, Preidt) reported, “College students who misuse stimulant” medications may have an increased likelihood of having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) “or other psychiatric problems,” researchers found. The study, which “included 300 undergraduates between the ages of 18 and 28 at Boston-area campuses,” also revealed that “immediate-release stimulants are more likely to be misused than extended-release versions of the” medicines. The findings were published online July 27 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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— “ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, August 12, 2016.

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