'‘Smart’ ADHD drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may actually make students less productive'; duh! did we need a study to show us this, when you literally comatose the child to 'manage' them, these putrid
by Paul Alexander
teachers & school systems, bastards! how many lives have you wrecked, you wanna be loser teachers (some) whose life was failure so went into 'glorified daycare' to 'teach' my child when you are inept
Yes, I said it, many of the ‘teachers’ are really day care workers, glorified, its daycare, even primary and secondary, school today is day care and you parents know it, yet sadly, to work, you have to accept this crap as your child enters school and become dysfunctional. You know the sub-standard crap yet have no choice and the school system and unions and teachers know they are not teaching and abusing your child’s future. They do not care, they get paid.
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — So-called “smart” drugs, commonly used by students, might actually impair cognitive function, according to a new study. Researchers in the United Kingdom say drugs such as Ritalin, a common prescription medication for individuals with ADHD to enhance their concentration and cognitive performance, are often abused by students without the disorder.
In a series of four double-blind, randomized trials spaced a week apart, 40 healthy participants took either a placebo or one of three popular “smart” ADHD drugs. These included methylphenidate (sold as Ritalin), modafinil (Provigil), and dextroamphetamine (Adderall).
Participants who took the ADHD drugs experienced small reductions in accuracy and efficiency, along with significant increases in time and effort, compared to their results when not on the drugs. While taking Ritalin, for example, participants took approximately 50 percent longer on average to complete the task than when they consumed a placebo.’