A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.
Central nervous system (CNS) stimulants are agents that increase physical activity, mental alertness and attention span. The exact mechanism of action of these agents or receptors they may affect, is not known.
Central nervous system stimulants are used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Medical conditions associated with CNS stimulants:
- Apnea of Prematurity
- Asperger Syndrome
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Jet Lag
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
- Respiratory Failure
- Severe Mood Dysregulation
- Sexual Dysfunction, SSRI Induced
- Shift Work Sleep Disorder
- Sleep Paralysis
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Weight Loss