Why Adderall Abuse in Women Is on the Rise

By Janet Taylor, MD, MPH

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Eat Nutritious and Healthy Foods

A diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables is beneficial, and will give you energy and decrease cravings. Avoid overindulging in caffeine and sugary products.

Utilize Your Resources

If you are frazzled and overwhelmed, ask for help. Organize your day and be sure to include at least 15 minutes of “me-time”.

Practice Healthy Sleep Habits

Keep your techno gadgets out of your bedroom. Make your bedroom a place of rest and calm. Sleep deprivation leads to irritability, anxiety and depression.

Practice Healthy Coping Skills

Life can be stressful. Aim for balance by exercising, rewarding yourself with a positive attitude, and a good support system. Avoid using alcohol as a reward for a trying day.

Maintain a Positive Attitude

Reframe difficult situations by reflecting on past experiences and a will to change. Be clear about what you want and take actionable steps to make it happen.

References

Prescription Drug Use, Risk Factors (MayoClinic.com)

Medco, Report, America’s State of Mind (2012)

NIDA, 2011


Article written by Janet Taylor, MD, MPH
Psychiatrist and Wellness Expert