Medical News Today: Coping with an Adderall crash

Medical News Today: Coping with an Adderall crash

Adderall is a combination of drugs that includes dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. It is commonly used to treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the sleep disorder known as narcolepsy. When these chemicals enter the brain, they increase the activity of its natural chemical systems, including the dopamine and norepinephrine systems. This makes a person feels more alert, awake, and better able to concentrate. Adderall can also speed up the heart and raise a person's blood pressure. Because chemicals such as epinephrine and norepinephrine are associated with the body's "fight-or-flight" response, a person can feel extremely jittery and hyperaware when they...

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