Adderall In The Workplace: 7 Warning Signs You've Crossed The Line And Need Help

April 20, 2015 3:24 PM

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That many people misuse Adderall hoping to enhance work performance should not be news. But apparently it still is. The NY Times just published an article about workers in finance, tech, business, the arts, and the professions misusing stimulant medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta so as to gain a competitive advantage, or just keep up. As I’ve learned in my clinical practice, many are headed for a fall, even when they believe they have it all under control. Luckily, there are lots of warning signs along the way before it’s too late that the time has come to get some help.

No one should be surprised that so many at work use stimulant medications designed to treat ADHD. We have known for years that many students routinely turn to stimulant medications. The best current estimate from a 2015 meta-analysis (a study of the available studies) is that 1 in 6 college students...

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