Tuesday, April 26, 2016

News U Can Use: "ADHD Drugs Lead to Long-Term Changes in Brain"

" A new study has founded that adolescents who are frequently exposed to high doses of amphetamine, a stimulant that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, are at-risk of developing long-term changes in their brain function.

For this study, the researchers examined how amphetamine can affect the dopamine system in younger rats that were comparable to human adolescents. They found that repeated exposure in rats causes changes in dopamine signaling. Since dopamine can affect memory, learning, attention span and reward-motivated behaviors, any changes can negatively impact these functions... READ MORE AT "Headlines and Global News"