Adderall to Blame For Lindsay Lohan Train Wreck?

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Lindsay Lohan's Adderall addiction has been well documented at this point, but it may all be the result of a medical misdiagnosis and largely responsible for her increasingly erratic behavior over the past several months (or years).

Doctors at UCLA Medical Center, where she is currently in rehab, believe Lindsay was misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

At some point, Lohan was given Adderall to treat the affliction, which experts such as Dr. Joe Haraszti, an L.A. addiction specialist, say she doesn't have.

According to Haraszti, people who take Adderall when they don't actually need it can experience severe side effects - similar to using cocaine or meth.

They can display manic symptoms, he says, and often do things like "driving around all night ... smoking heavily ... tweeting ... texting all night long."

Sound familiar? He adds: "They can become very impulsive."

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Haraszti tells TMZ that this will often lead to countering the issue with other strong medication and its own side effects, "might then complain of insomnia and then take Ambien or other sleep aids to help fall asleep ... it's a vicious cycle."

Another expert, Dr. Marc Kern, says alcoholism is very common among patients who take Adderall, which counteracts the sedative side effects of alcohol, making these people often drink more than someone who does not take the drug."

The long and short of it is that an incorrect ADHD diagnosis may have set the wheels of this train wreck in motion. Perhaps the UCLA team can help her break the cycle of Adderall and Ambien before she leaves rehab early.

What do you think? Should she be let out sooner rather than later?


I just masturbated about Lindsay Lohan, and I feel great.


Me pray for lindsay???? you must be crazy yourself. Lindsay needs to be locked up. She is a bad role model. She thinks because shes in hollywood means she can get away with shit. Welll i say she should either just kill herself or get lock up. shes nutty


Yes i hope she is released on the 25th.
The doctors and prosecutors even think the Judge "overreacted" with the 90 days of rehab
Her interview will be even better now


I was misdaiganosed with AHDH, and I wasn't even given adderall... the misdiagnosis made a train wreck of my life also. Maybe the doctor who misdiagnosed Lilo will end up tweeting himself off a cliff, like the butcher who worked on Heidi Montag did, almost killing his dog in the process. I would like everyone in the world to pray for Lindsay Lohan and to give her all the support she needs to make a full recovery. She needs to know that all her fans are out there and are rooting for her.


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