The Dark Side of Stimulants
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 4, April 2005
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Amphetamine was first synthesized in Germany in 1887. It became popular as a recreational drug in the US in the 1930s. While cocaine was declared illegal in 1914, amphetamines were widely available, and were often used by college students and truck drivers.