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Is the ADHD Brain More Creative?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-05:00June 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Movies/Music, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is it possible that the impulsivity and quick-thinking that accompanies ADHD may also boost creativity? And what role does medication have in that creative process? Does stimulant medication hamper creativity, or boost it? The ADHD brain may not be held back as much by constraints on thinking. In a study by Abraham et al. (2006), adolescents [...]

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Another study on how stimulant medication does NOT increase substance abuse

By |2016-10-05T06:46:14-04:00April 1st, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

Here's another study on how taking stimulant medication for ADHD does NOT increase the chances of substance abuse. People who started taking stimulant medication at 6 or 7 years of age had the same substance abuse rate as non-ADHD people. In addition, people who started taking stimulant medication when they were 8 to 12 years of [...]

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