Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Scientists back brain drugs for healthy people

College students are already illegally taking prescription stimulants like Ritalin to help them study, and demand for such drugs is likely to grow elsewhere, they say.

"We should welcome new methods of improving our brain function," and doing it with pills is no more morally objectionable than eating right or getting a good night's sleep, these experts wrote in an opinion piece published online Sunday by the journal Nature.

The commentary calls for more research and a variety of steps for managing the risks.


Anonymous said...

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Cap'n Marrrrk said...

I stand by non-amphetamine based strattera To help with ADHD.

It really dials me in AND it doesn't make me grind my teeth or become someone else.

Mac said...

Are we really at a point where we can justifiably bicker about how intelligence is triggered/focused? We need intelligence and we need it now -- who gives a rat's ass how we get it.

Anonymous said...

Pharmaceutical companies, that's who.