ADHD drugs worsen health

Posted on September 20, 2018

ADHD drugs are not only ineffective in bettering reading and comprehension skills and fluency, it deteriorates one’s working memory, hence negatively impacting one’s academic performance. Although the medications did perform its functions of improving focus and attention, this result did not lead to better brain cognition performance related to short-term memory, reading fluency and comprehension abilities.

A person who is diagnosed with ADHD usually has very minimal neural activity ongoing in different parts of the brain that manages specific cognitive functions such as working memory, self-control and attentiveness. The medications are also only proven to help ADHD patients by intensifying brain activity in different parts of the brain and improve neural functioning abilities. They have no positive impact on cognition in a healthy brain and might instead harm one’s cognitive abilities, hence one has to lack certain functions or neural signals in the brain to gain from ADHD drugs.

Medicines used to treat ADHD can positively affect one’s emotions. Despite the negative impacts on cognitive abilities, the medicines have a far more impactful result on one’s mood and bodily reactions by enhancing positive emotions, heart rate and blood pressure. The drugs have physiological impacts on people but no cognitive benefits, hence experiencing positive impacts on the emotional aspect does not necessarily equate to an improvement in cognitive functioning but instead, a decrease.

Category(s):Adult psychological development, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development, Coping with Medical Problems, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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