To be frank, idc, I have a prescription for it and I think, in moderation, its very helpful with or without ADD. Of course, you can abuse it to the point of it turning into a negative thing, but used in low doses is positively helpful in most cases.
Its effects on ppl with ADD versus those w/out it are rather disparate. I think it's a great drug for the ppl who need it for ADD/ADHD. They also don't really tend to risk the same sort of long-term damage since they didn't really have a properly-functioning system to begin with.
You must be trying to be retarded. It helps you focus on what you want to focus on. It does not make you ocd. If you are focusing on the test then you will focus on the test. If the test calls for thinking of different solutions you will be able to think more clear than usual.
By your logic people who use Addy will be driving a car and not stop at red light because they can't focus on ALL parts of driving because they are focusing on making the car go forward.
No it doesn't. The amount of executive control you need to drive an automatic car when nothing funky happens (pedestrian darts out in front of you, car swerves into your lane, etc.) is pretty low; it's a large part of what lulls people into talking on their cell phones when they drive (most of the time the attention just isn't necessary, until it is, and then it's too late). There is such a thing as too much executive control and it does impede creativity. You can have too much to the point where it's damaging your creativity, but not so severe that you can't drive a car. You can also have not enough executive control, where you can't focus on doing really anything you want to do. It's part of why Addy is such a great drug for people with ADD/ADHD--they really don't have enough executive control to function properly, Addy closes the gap, and when the dosage is monitored they don't really risk over-doing it since they started so far under in the first place. But if you take someone who isn't disordered, and add it on top, then yeah w/out the proper dosing it's very likely they'll hit the point where they start losing creativity (but not to the point where they're OCD, either, I doubt most ppl go that far), depending of course on where the person's baseline was to start. And, of course, long-term abuse will erode his/her baseline, even if the doses are relatively small.