Psychostimulant Withdrawal

Psychostimulant Withdrawal

The Alternative to Meds Center drug rehab knows that withdrawal from Psychostimulants can pose some very challenging symptoms and side effects, so we provide methods of Psychostimulant withdrawal help that simplify this entire experience and eliminate withdrawal problems.


The process of stimulant medication withdrawal has been described as a lethargic, unmotivated, and gray sadness; at least for some people. Psychostimulants include medications that are prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); stimulant medications include Ritalin, Adderral, and Concerta. Ritalin and other stimulants are similar to methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy (MDMA). These medications are similar to the illegal drugs cocaine and amphetamines and have high risks of Psychostimulant addiction as well as uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms upon discontinuation.

Common withdrawal symptoms associated with stimulant discontinuation include depression, apathy, lethargy, muscle pain, agitation, polyphagia (excessive hunger), headaches, hyper-insomnia, poor concentration, reduced affect, low mood, and miosis (pin point pupils). Uncommon withdrawal symptoms include severe depression, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and even suicide attempts. Usually these withdrawal symptoms are only seen in people who have been taking very high doses and discontinue the drug without Psychostimulant withdrawal treatment, and particularly in people who have been abusing stimulants. Additionally, large amounts of evidence indicate that withdrawal from high dosages of stimulant medications induces a transient syndrome in humans, with symptoms appearing isomorphic to the symptoms of major depressive disorder.

Pharmacological methods of Psychostimulant antidepressant withdrawal treatment are mainly focused on antidepressant medications for treatment of withdrawal symptoms. Research on stimulant withdrawal has shown that there are a wide range of deficits, such as changes in affective, cognitive and homeostatic behavior, along with several physiological changes that occur during withdrawal from high doses. Many of these behaviors and physiological changes that occur during withdrawal from Psychostimulants are the same specific symptoms of major depressive disorder, and may be reversed with antidepressant drug treatment.

In conclusion, it has been found that stimulant medication withdrawal can be treated by giving the patient a dopamine agonist in an amount which will inhibit or eliminate completely the need for the stimulant during and after withdrawal. In particular, withdrawal symptoms that are a result from sudden cessation of chronic use of high doses of stimulants can be greatly reduced or eliminated completely by administering the right amount of a dopamine agonist. Dopamine agonists that can be used as forms of Psychostimulant withdrawal help include any dopamine stimulating medication, such as, bromocriptine, bupropion, pergolide, lergotrile, lisuride, and levodopa; the preferred dopamine agonist to be used for this particular treatment is bromocriptine. It has also been found that the best results are obtained in most cases with the daily dosage being significantly lower than the dosage would be when using dopamine agonist treatment for other reasons.

In the case of withdrawing from a high dose of frequent stimulant use, dopamine agonists can be very helpful in treating withdrawal induced major depressive disorder. In other cases, stimulant drug withdrawal needs to be treated and approached differently. Other treatment options should be explored for ADD or ADHD, such as psychotherapy, counseling or other types of talk therapy during and after withdrawal. Lifestyle changes should also be evaluated such as diet, exercise, environment, and other factors should be considered such as lack of nutrients or nutrient deficiency. Correcting deficiencies can contribute to correcting mental health and also contribute to a comfortable withdrawal process. The most important part of successful and safe withdrawal is seeking medical support and planning the method of your withdrawal process together with your medical practitioner. We offer tapering programs for Geodon withdrawal and many other prescription drugs. You are encouraged to call and talk with is, and get an idea about the Psychostimulant withdrawal help which he have available.


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