Diagnosed with ADD, should I take Adderall?
Recently diagnosed by a psychiatrist to have ADD and got a prescription for Adderall. Should I take it? I don’t know people on it so I don’t know what it’s like. I am worried about being dependent/addicted to it.
I sometimes get lost in meetings, and compulsively check Reddit at work, which affects performance. So far I’ve been an ok SWE without meds. Is taking it worth it now? Will I be a better dev?
Also wonder if it would help interviewing. I feel like it wouldn’t because I am interested in solving interview questions and don’t get distracted in an interview.
Let me know if you have experiences with ADD or Adderall. I’ve been avoiding taking it for almost 2 weeks now.