Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Misdiagnosed

Adderall prescription based on misdiagnosis causes Lindsay Lohan to spin out of control.
Lindsay Lohan's Adderall dependence -- the result of a medical misdiagnosis -- may have been the reason she went off the rails.

As we first reported, the docs at the UCLA rehab facility believe Lindsay was misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ... and then prescribed Adderall to treat the phantom affliction.

Dr. Joe Haraszti -- a prominent L.A. addiction specialist -- tells TMZ ... people who take Adderall when they don't need it can experience similar effects as people who use cocaine or methamphetamine.

Dr. Haraszti tells us ... people who unnecessarily take Adderall can display manic symptoms ... and often do things like "driving around until all hours of the morning ... smoking heavily ... tweeting ... and texting all night long." The doc adds, "They can become very impulsive."

The doc also notes that people in that situation "might then complain of insomnia and then take Ambien or other sleep aids to help fall asleep ... it's a vicious cycle"

Dr. Marc Kern -- another addiction expert -- tells us alcohol abuse is also very common among patients who take Adderall.

Dr. Kern tells us, "The Adderall counteracts the sedative side effects of alcohol use … making these people often drink more than someone who does not take the drug."
Bottom line -- a bad medical diagnosis may have set the ball rolling that unhinged Lindsay's life.

Jacked from TMZ


Anonymous said...

Those UCLA doctors said she doesn't have ADHD or Bipolar, she has a personality disorder of some kind. IMO she's just fucked up period and as long as she does drugs it ain't gonna get any better. Her ass should be in long term therapy.

Anonymous said...

Any excuse for a white girl...if something is truly wrong with her, why wasn't she diagnosed when she was young? They trying to cover up all the bullshat she has done with a bullshat diagnosis!!! She is no different than any other spoiled rotten hollyweird mofo!!

Anonymous said...

It's no secret that thousands of people have been wrongly diagnosed with ADHD and they take Adderall to get high. Duh, UCLA. I could have told you that.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that Adderall makes you angry....that's one of the side effects along with hearing and seeing things that aren't there...such a helpful drug.

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