Risk worth taking?

by Drew
(Dayton, Ohio, United States)

I am currently sixteen I have been off and on different medications since I have been six years old. But i was taken off of all medications a few years ago, because I had "grown out of" my ADHD; but in reality I had slipped into depression. At the time when I was younger I was on Ritalin and Concerta, this was not strong enough.I know this because it did not stop the symptoms of my ADHD, but because of different issues caused from my ADHD, I slipped into depression at a young age and this depression gave a false mask in which it gave the appearance this medication was working. Because I was not moving around constantly because I did not care if I learned or not. But anyways, after a few years I was put on anti-depressant medicine which helped but this did not stop my anxiety and social problems, which were caused from this anxiety or so I thought. So after many counseling secssions and different medications I was eventually put on Adderall. Many people's impressions of this drug are negative but mine are quite positive, I could write a novel on how ADHD has caused me problems such as: axiety,depression, and various social problems; all of these issues fed on one another. But the root problems was my ADHD, yes I have a slight comedown from this medication but I feel for once I am normal that I can talk to people and even read a page of a story without having to ask myself,"wait.. where was I?" I just wish everyone could see that there is no cure for ADHD or ADD which are both caused from a lack of dopamine. But certian medications can increase this dopamine and thus help symptoms. If you are worried about this medications, well ask yourself does the positive outway the negative?

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