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Old 05-23-2012   #59
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Default Re: Brett Hartmann suspended

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Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck View Post
I'm sure stuff like pseudophed is on the list, too. When I was competing, I was amazed at the stuff I couldn't take and that was just the AAU. Besides the stuff that actually boosts performance, a lot of compounds can give you false positives for other things so you have to stay away from that stuff, too.
Ah, I see. Makes sense now.

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Ritalin is most commonly prescribed to children with Attention Deficit Disorder, but the effects of Ritalin on adults are usually quite different from the effects on children. Ritalin is sometimes prescribed to treat depression, for instance, because it has overt stimulative effects that is in opposition to the calming effects the drug has on hyperactive kids. Paradoxically, when used by adults, Ritalin actually creates a feeling of hyperactivity. It's stimulative effects are very much amphetamine-like, commonly leading to weight loss, insomnia, tremors, anxiety, high blood pressure, fast heart rate. There is good reason that this would be a banned substance in an adult NFL player.
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So Doc - given that it appears Ritalin would not be a legitimate treatment of adult ADHD, is depression the likely condition that an adult taking it would be treating, or are there other legitimate uses in adults?
I forgot it has opposite effects upon adults. Thanks, CnD.

And I'm with ChampionTexan here: Is there any other reason an adult would need Ritalin, other than for fighting depression?
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