The topic here is prescription Adderall. Specifically: Adderall is too often prescribed badly. Adderall effects on personality can include irritability, anger, lowered empathy, and self-awareness. Moreover, reckless prescribing patterns have intensified public and political
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The New York Times
A big ADHD Roller Coaster salute goes to The New York Times Silicon Valley-based reporter Matt Richtel (photo, right) for his ongoing coverage of the risks associated with driving while distracted (see selected headlines and links below).
Keep in mind: These risks ratchet up even higher when untreated ADHD takes the wheel. In fact, I devote a chapter to this topic in Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder.
(Read an excerpt here and, while you’re at it, catch the video of “Attention Deficit Disorder Man!”