REASONS I HATE ADDERALL AND WILL NOT GET TO HUG MY BROTHER WITHOUT PRISON GUARDS WATCHING FOR YEARS

  1. My brother who suffers from Bipolar Disorder received a new diagnosis of A.D.D. after checking himself into a behavioral health facility for suicidal thoughts. He checked out a week later with a prescription for Adderall.
  2. His primary care doctor filled his Adderall prescription, and his addiction to this dangerous psychostimulant took hold.
  3. Over the next couple years the Adderall made my brother's Bipolar Disorder worse and worse, to the point that he thought he might be schizophrenic.
  4. He finally told his primary care doctor that he thought Adderall was causing problems for him. His doctor took him off of it cold turkey.
  5. A couple weeks of terrible withdrawal symptoms went by and he returned to his doctor saying he couldn't handle being off of it.
  6. His doctor started him back on the Adderall, at an even higher dose than he'd been on before.
  7. 4 months later, my brother was arrested for robbing 4 banks in 4 months (twice unarmed, twice with an air pistol). He has been in U.S. Marshal custody since, awaiting trial.
  8. At least he's off fucking Adderall now!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Guess what, on the leaflet for Adderall it says "may cause new or worsened Bipolar Disorder"...
  10. WTF???????????
  11. Have you ever gotten a tearful and apologetic collect call on your birthday from your brother who is going through Adderall withdrawal after being arrested for bank robbery and he doesn't realize it's your birthday (and you wouldn't dare remind him)? No? Just me?
  12. I miss my brother so much. His life is now ruined. My brother is the kindest, funniest man, with a huge heart. He has always reminded me of Robin Williams. Sensitive beyond measure but can make you laugh until you cry. Now I cry for another reason.
  13. If my brother had never taken Adderall, I believe this never would have happened.
  14. Alternative titles for this list:
  15. REASONS I HATE WHEN DOCTORS NOT TRAINED IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE DOLE OUT MIND ALTERING MEDICATION LIKE CANDY
  16. REASONS WE NEED TO CHANGE HOW WE DEAL WITH MENTAL HEALTH IN THIS COUNTRY
  17. REASONS I HATE MONEY WHEN BANKS HAVE IT AND MENTALLY UNSTABLE INDIVIDUALS DON'T
  18. REASONS NOT TO TAKE ADDERALL IF YOU ARE BIPOLAR
  19. WAYS ADDERALL AND IGNORANT DOCTORS HAVE RUINED MY BROTHER'S LIFE AND SHATTERED HIS LOVED ONES' HEARTS
  20. BIPOLAR DISORDER + ADDERALL = STIMULANT PSYCHOSIS