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Re: Ritalin VS Adderall anyone/corrections :) AlBey

Posted by Sulpicia on May 24, 2001, at 0:44:18

In reply to Re: Ritalin VS Adderall anyone???, posted by AlBey on May 23, 2001, at 12:26:25

> wow, too many errors... sorry for the mistakes, i was in a huge hurry to class and miswrote the entire thing well here is the fixed version
> > Well the only difference between methylphenidate (Ritalin) and Adderall, is that Ritalin allows the mind to release epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine, while adderall mainly causes for dopamine to be released. Personally i don't think that its the best idea to take Ritalin as an anti depressant, but rather, it would be a better idea to use Adderall Because adderall was desined to work as an antidepresant and a potential ADD/ADHD suppressant. nevertheless, in my experience as a research student on Ritalin and other ADD/ADHD suppressants, is that taking Desipramine (Dopamine) has a potential catstrophic effect on the body because what is happening is that you are injesting preformed dopamine rather than forming it yourself causing a potential allegic affect (protein bonds on the hormones). This has caused one patent i read about to get epileptic segures and another to get a heart attack. another problem portaining to Desipramine is that it is highly addictive, and is very easily abbused. This is so because it is dopamine, and dopamine is the root cause of most addictions, such as in narcotics, sex and even food (for the obese people).
> What can i say, i don't have first person experiences with any of these disorders, but i have read countless articles, and interviewed many people including some UCI med school lecturers (most of which are highly prestiged doctors) and also some ADD diagnosed people. Hopefully this will be helpful.

Phew! You sure were in a hurry.
For accurate info on ritalin [methylphenidate] and adderall [mixed amphetamine salts], go here:
http://www.mentalhealth.com/fr30.html
scroll down to find the med you're interested in.
Desipramine is NOT dopamine -- it's a tricyclic AD, and concerning which there has not ever been one
shred of evidence about addiction.
Not quite sure if you mean dopamine here either, and as for a neurotransmitter being addictive, well... the idea
sort of creates a peculiar ontological paradox.
Maybe there is a translation problem here??
apologies if that's the case.

There is an excellent ADD/HD forum at
http://add.about.com/health/add
search thru the medications folder, check the medication links on the homepage
and post questions.


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