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The Brain on Steroids in College – Adderall And Other Drugs Making it Easier to Study and Pass Tests

Posted Apr 26 2010 7:04am

This was very interesting on how the drug seems to have the “ok” or is accepted since it is increasing your brain power.  The drugs are in the same class as other image addictive drugs.  Not only students, but Katie Couric also speaks to a Harvard professor who admitted he took the drug to finish writing a book. 

If you had to say people were using the drug responsibly I guess the examples here in this story somewhat show that, in other words they take the pill when the brain power is needed and not for recreational purposes. 

They all say they can buy a pill for $3 to $5 on campus.  Perhaps the reason the addiction is not there is the fact that it does make you focuses instead of relaxing.  Dopamine is the chemical in our brain that the medications target and different drugs target Dopamine for diseases like Parkinson's in a different way. 

So far just for the record, no brain drugs here in writing this blog, it seems to do ok and actually I think I fall into the other side of the situation with maybe paying too much attention at times (grin).  BD

(CBS) If there were a drug that would make you smarter, would you take it? Today an increasing number of healthy people are using drugs without a prescription as a way to improve their mental function.
It's called neuroenhancement and if you want to find someone who's trying it out, just visit a college campus. That's where a surprising number of students are turning to drugs like Adderall and Ritalin, originally developed to treat attention disorders, to boost their brain power and help them make the grade.

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