This health video looks into using amphetamines to help treat ADHD patients.
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Jennifer: Susan Paris works in a school but her own schooling brings back painful memories. Susan: I am mostly remembered in Junior I having a lot of -- sell my report card. Jennifer: No one knew she had ADHD. Susan: I was on the cloud all by myself and didn’t really seem to be timid in to what the rest of group was doing. Jennifer: As an adult she still struggles. Susan: It takes me longer to do things than other people and so i end up taking work home with me. Jennifer: Psychiatrist Richard Weisler says it’s an increasing like Harmon story because many doctors were never taught a look for ADHD in adults. Richard: The good news now is that we have treatments available to help people making you know they can really change their lives in a very positive way. Jennifer: Dr.Weisler let us study and which adults with ADHD would treated with an extended release Amphetamine patients showed an average 44% decrease and symptoms. Richard: Patients really saw the improvement ability to accomplish more both at home and at work feeling better about themselves being more control as agitated. Jennifer: For Susan it was the diagnoses that really heal the pain of shame. Susan: So there is a happier ending to the story then I imagine years ago. Jennifer: This is Jennifer Mathews reporting.