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Study: 1 In 4 Adults Exaggerate ADHD Symptoms To Get Medication

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Faking sick isn’t just for middle-school kids trying to cut class!

A new survey found that nearly 25% of adults fake or exaggerate ADHD symptoms in order to get prescribed Adderall.

For people with ADHD, drugs like Adderall and Ritalin give users a sense of calm. For people without ADHD, the drugs basically act as mental performance enhancers, allowing them to concentrate better.

The problem with this is that doctors are trying harder and harder to avoid giving healthy people these drugs, which means that they are enacting stricter protocols for diagnoses, potentially making it harder for people who actually have ADHD to get the medicine they need.

The bottom line: Don’t fake your way into a prescription — you could be hurting someone else in the process!

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