Monday, April 15, 2013

‘Study Drugs’ Unsafe and Unethical, Say Neurologists | Epoch Times


Drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall are intended to treat severe attention deficit, but some young people with comparably normal brains use them as study drugs to sharpen their academic focus. The practice is neither ethical nor safe, according to experts. Doctors call this off-label drug use neuroenhancement.
A position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) weighs in on the ethical concerns of neuroenhancement, and explicitly warns doctors that prescribing study drugs for children and adolescents is “not justifiable,” as it exposes the developing brain to prescription stimulants for no medical reason.

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