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Why do ADHD sufferers need stimulants.....i thought they needed something to calm them not stimulate them

can you tell me why…

They move because they want to get stimulation from somewhere and adhd stimulants gives them that

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Stimulants actually calm those people diagnosed with ADHD.
Their brain chemistry is different than most.

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ADHD brains don’t produce enough dopamine (and a few other neutotransmitters) to keep them engaged in tasks, and as a result they tend to switch between loads of activities to try and find enough dopamine to keep them engaged, or else they sit doing nothing because they can’t engage with anything. The stimulants provide them with the necessary neurotransmitters to connect with their tasks and stick with one at a time.

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