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Re: psychotic on ritalin, not on caffeine

Posted by linkadge on February 10, 2004, at 17:55:07

In reply to Re: psychotic on ritalin, not on caffeine linkadge, posted by Chairman_MAO on February 10, 2004, at 17:19:32

Well just to provide a little counter argument :)

It has well been shown in animal studies that tolerance to the stimulant effect of ritalin/ampetamines does occur over time. Ritalin is not a compelte reputake inhibitor, it does cause a dose dependant release of ne and dopamine as well.

Also, coffee has a statistically significant anti-suicide effect, that has not been proven to be shared by any of the stimulants. Adenosne inhibition also has antianxiety effect not shared by the stimulants.

It is noteworthy to mention that chronic use of classic stimulants at high doses leads to downregulation of the D2 receptor which mirrors a clinical model of schitsophrenia.

Coffee has an antiparkinsons/anticancer/antialheimer's effect that has also not shared by the classic stimulants.

For somebody like me, who does not have true ADD, coffee will suffice.





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