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Old 06-18-18, 12:32 PM
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Re: The what's bothering you RIGHT NOW thread Part V

This guy wrote an article where he described obesity and diabetes as side effects of ADHD medication... because he was citing an article that misidentified antipsychotic drugs as common ADHD treatments. Dopamine antagonists. Drugs that more or less work the opposite way from stimulants. The authors have since corrected this error, but his post still contains it. Like... they literally use amphetamines to treat obesity in some cases. They're not as favored for that as they used to be, but they still cause appetite suppression and weight loss in a fair number of people as side effects. If you're gonna write an article against a particular set of medications, at least use the actual adverse effects as evidence instead of picking the nearly polar opposite drug class.
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