Online ADHD Diagnosis & Prescription - How Over Prescribed Medications Can Cause More Harm Than Good
The emergence of online pharmacies has made it easier than ever to access medicine. But this may not always be a good thing, especially when it comes to ADHD drugs, which are commonly abused by tired students and overworked professionals. Recent data shows that demand for ADHD medication in the U.S. is rising dramatically. In the second quarter of 2021 alone, amphetamine sales jumped more than they had in almost a decade.1 But because of the risk for abuse and the numerous side effects associated with stimulant medications, it’s important to notice when you’re being overprescribed online. Find out the dangers of getting an online ADHD diagnosis and consider alternatives to fast and easy prescriptions, which could potentially put you in unnecessary danger.
How to Know if You’re Being Overprescribed
Even before there were online pharmacies, ADHD medications were the subject of many public debates on overprescription. This may be because young children are often prescribed these drugs and according to a report by the American Psychological Association, stimulant medication may have an impact on growth and development if overprescribed.2
Online or not, here are some signs that your doctor may be overprescribing drugs to you:
- Your initial appointment with the doctor felt too short or rushed
- You have not provided a full medical history to your doctor
- Prescription medication was the first line of treatment suggested by your doctor
- You haven’t been presented with any alternatives to prescription medication
- Your doctor has not suggested any regular follow-up appointments to monitor treatment
- You are taking multiple medications and don’t know why
- Your doctor has not discussed any self-regulation tools with you or healthy lifestyle habits to supplement your treatment
- You’re experiencing physical symptoms like fatigue, body aches, rashes, mood swings, memory impairment, confusion, inability to think clearly, hallucinations
Dangers of Overprescription
Though global rates of ADHD have remained relatively stable, prescriptions for stimulant ADHD medications have been rapidly climbing in the U.S. According to James H. O’Keefe, MD, a physician at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, prescription rates in the U.S. are “between five hundred and a thousand percent higher” than in Japan, China, and Europe, suggesting a tendency of U.S. physicians to prescribe too quickly and too often when it comes to ADHD.3 This can be incredibly dangerous when it comes to heart health, especially for younger people.
The dangers of overprescription include:
- Heart complications, including arrhythmias, increased emergency department visits for cardiac complaints, and even sporadic cases of sudden cardiac death
- Overdose, with symptoms including dilated pupils, tremor, agitation, twitching, combative behavior, confusion, hallucinations, delirium, anxiety, paranoia, movement disorders, and seizures5
- Suicidal ideation6
- Risk of dependency and/or addiction7
- Changes in personality
- Withdrawal symptoms
irritability and impulsivity.
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If you’re considering taking a prescription medication for ADHD, we encourage you to try alternative methods first and view pharmaceuticals as a last resort. This can help you avoid dangerous side effects, dependency, and other risks. There is extensive evidence that healthy lifestyle habits can significantly reduce ADHD symptoms, such as following a nutritious diet, getting adequate sleep, controlling screen time, and practicing mindfulness techniques. Studies show that seeing a therapist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is also an effective treatment plan for adults with ADHD.8
Another alternative to prescription medication is Brillia, a homeopathic medication designed to reduce ADHD symptoms like hyperactivity, inattention, impulsivity, and restlessness, without harsh, synthetic chemicals or harmful side effects. Brillia’s active ingredient consists of targeted antibodies to the S100B protein, an important regulator of many different intracellular and extracellular brain processes, such as enzyme activities, calcium homeostasis, and communication between neurons.
Since almost all mental and neurological disorders as well as temporal stress-induced conditions are caused by a disturbance of the above-mentioned processes, especially communication between neurons, normalizing them is a prospective way to treat people with such undesirable conditions. As a highly specific antibody, Brillia regulates the activity of the S100B protein without altering its concentration in the bloodstream. To achieve this, Brillia’s active ingredient binds to its target molecule, alters the overall shape of the protein, and thereby controls its activity. In short, Brillia stops the S100B protein from acting in the body, consequently regulating levels of anxiety and hyperactivity. As a result of the regulating effect of Brillia on the S-100 protein, the level of monoamines (dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin) in different parts of the brain normalizes in a more gentle and impactful way.
Unlike prescription ADHD medications that also work on monoamines in the brain, Brillia reduces ADHD symptoms at their source without causing a risk of dependency or any harmful interactions with other medications. If you are already taking prescription medication, Brillia can be safely added to your regimen without worry because there are no contraindications. This can be useful instead of increasing the dosage of your prescription medication or you may consider Brillia as a replacement for your prescription medication under the care of your doctor. However, because Brillia is a cumulative product, we encourage you to wait 2-3 weeks for the Brillia’s active ingredient to build up in the system before making any changes to your current medication.
Why Brillia’s Online Program Works
One good thing about ordering medication online is that it’s typically a fast and easy option. However, Brillia offers the same fast and easy process without need for a diagnosis and without risk of harmful side effects. The Brillia team shares a 5-week Guide along with regular emails to support you as you add Brillia to your routine. Also, the Brillia Customer Care team is available to help you on your Brillia journey.
All orders placed through the Brillia website by 12 pm PST are shipped the same afternoon on weekdays and there is a full money back guarantee if you are not happy with the results for any reason. The 3-month supply is recommended as it not only has the highest discounts and free shipping, but it also has the highest success rate. If you or your child find success with Brillia, we encourage you to sign up for a subscription. Subscription orders have no term requirements and can be changed, paused, or canceled at any time.
Learn more about how Brillia works, and find more resources on managing ADHD symptoms at the Brillia blog.
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