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Scientists back brain drugs for healthy people


NEW YORK (AP) -- Healthy people should have the right to boost their brains with pills, like those prescribed for hyperactive kids or memory-impaired older folks, several scientists contend in a provocative commentary.

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.


So, this is interesting, because I already sort of do this. Vitamin B, in moderately high doses (two 500mg b-complex pills), triples my productivity, keeps me more focused, for longer periods of time. It also allows me to get through and entire day, without feeling tired, even if I've had problems sleeping the night before.

I know a large number of people who take one stimulant or another, some prescribed some not.
  • I agree, mostly. A lot of the "improvement" prescription drugs have some wicked side-effects, and some of them haven't yet been on the market long enough that all the kinks have been worked out. I mean, Addreall is some heavy shit, but I'd probably leap at the chance to take it, tbh, but I want some serious warning label put on it, so that I don't get complacent about it. And some people already do this, in a sense; they just talk their doctors into it. fabricate some symptoms, talk themselves up, etc.

    I already dose myself with B and fish oil; I'd do ginko, but I can't stand the taste. If a vitamin has the word brain in it's little blurb, and it's water-soluble, I'm there. And caffeine I have a love/hate with.
  • Stims.... nom nom nom. (Clearly haven't had mine, or I would weigh in with big girl words.)
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