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Re: Can Stimulants treat some symptoms of Schizoph

Posted by xbunny on July 15, 2005, at 10:55:26

In reply to Can Stimulants treat some symptoms of Schizophreni, posted by rjlockhart98 on July 15, 2005, at 9:44:54

> I rerember when i was on Adderall 40.
> I didnt have abstract thoughts, they were ignored, my mind was more "focused" on what was going on.
> I think i heard somewhere it treats "postive" symptoms.

When I was younger on occasions I tried amphetamine. It made me feel more alert, focused, very clear mentally and very happy. I used to think I was having the most intelligent conversations and being really witty and such. I later learned that in reality I was talking nonsense (often to no one at all) at a zillion miles an hour and not even noticing. I would never take stimulants now, the idea that I would lose the little control I have over my mind and it would let rip would be scary. Of course I dont know but I have a feeling that if I took amphetamine again I would revert back into something resembling psychosis pretty quickly. There is some chemical evidence to this too, stimulants increase dopamine, antipsychotics decrease it. I know which one I would prefer to take! I have never heard of stimulants being used for the positive symptoms of schizophrenia.





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