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Re: questions-borderline personality disorder Else

Posted by Elizabeth on July 27, 2001, at 20:34:13

In reply to Re: questions-borderline personality disorder, posted by Else on July 27, 2001, at 6:26:38

> > I think that euphoria is seldom a side effect when people start taking them for ADD, for example: the doses used are simply too low. And anyway, not everyone finds stimulants euphoric or even pleasant.
>
> Maybe not everyone, but a lot of people do, that's why they are controlled substances.

Sure. But the amount that people take for ADD is generally lower than the amount you'd need to get high.

> Even at low doses, they would help almost anyone concentrate, not just people with ADD.

True. Some people find them unpleasant, though (same is true of opioids, alcohol, etc.).

> They've been used for decades by students who needed to put in a little extra effort before an exam. That's not to say they are not useful for ADD but the simple fact that they help someone does not necessarily indicate any underlying pathology.

Agreed. I think ADD is a real thing, but there's a continuum from "normal" to "disordered," and the line that demarcates them is not so clear.

-elizabeth


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