Neuropsychologist Professor Barbara Sahakian of Cambridge University said safety evidence is urgently needed. [She] shows 17% of students in some US universities admit to using the stimulant Ritalin (methylphenidate) - a drug designed to treat hyperactive children - to maximise their learning power. One in five of the 1,400 people who responded to the Nature survey said they had taken Ritalin, Provigil (modafinil) or beta-blockers for non-medical reasons. They used them to stimulate focus, concentration or memory.
13 October 2008
Brain 'Boosters' ~ Unapproved Neuroceuticals...
The BBC writes today of a Nature poll in an article titled Brain boost drugs 'growing trend'...
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