Levoamphetamine is a form of amphetamine, which is used alone or together with dextroamphetamine, as a stimulant medication, sold under a variety of brand names such as Adderall and Dexedrine.
Stimulant medications affect the action of certain chemicals in the brain, allowing us to control how we pay attention and organise our behaviour. These are used to treat conditions such as ADHD, hyperkinetic disorder and narcolepsy.
Some people believe that stimulants can be used with some individuals on the autism spectrum to reduce problem behaviours, such as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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