reduced need for sleep
increased rate of speech
flight of ideas
being easily distracted
an increased interest in goal-oriented activities
increased pursuit of risky or dangerous activities
apparent lack of insight into the consequences of an action
reckless and extravagant spending
hypersexuality and sexually provocative behaviors
Mechanics: Frontal cortex (Brodmann area 9) shows upregulation of mRNA and protein levels of neuroinflammatory and arachidonic acid (AA) cascade markers linked to increased glutamatergic function.
increased attention span
Mechanics: Methylphenidate inhibits the reuptake of dopamine and norepinephrine, increased dopaminergic and noradrenergic activity in the prefrontal cortex.