Did Mrs. Murphy Abuse the Stimulant Benzedrine? Or Did She Have ADHD?

Welcome to an historical—and musical—perspective on the early stimulant  Benzedrine and how its legendary misuse might have created lasting stigma around ADHD and  neurostimulants.    Harry “The Hipster” Gibson wrote and performed Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine in 1944.     Some medical historians  would place 1944 smack in the middle of the “amphetamine epidemic” in the U.S.. (It happened elsewhere, too. In the UK, a 1960 study of retail prescriptions showed 3% were for amphetamines.).   Click on this ADHD Roller Coaster blog post to watch the vintage video gem (classic animation by Max Flesicher, song written and performed by Gibson).     My online training is here—and providing Adults with ADHD and their loved ones the education and support they need—but is almost impossible to find.   Thanks for listening!  Gina Pera, Adult ADHD Author and EducatorAbout Gina.    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?business=RQY9NXLNB9TEU¤cy_code=USD)

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You have questions about Adult ADHD? I work hard to provide answers. — Reliable answers honed over 20 years of primary research, writing, blogging, presenting, and leading support groups. — Preeminent ADHD experts including Russell Barkley, PhD, endorse my work. — These podcasts share readers' most popular posts from my award-winning ADHD Roller Coaster blog—the second and oldest website of any kind on Adult ADHD. — Founded in 2008. — My long-awaited online courses are available NOW — Thanks for listening—and subscribing — Gina Pera, author and educator: "Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?" and "Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions" — Blog: https://ADHDRollerCoaster.org — Training site: https://adhdsuccesstraining.com/adult-adhd-solving-the-four-essential-puzzle-pieces-consumers/