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The Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement: Part 1

“Smart drugs” like Adderall and Modafinil are just the beginning of the cognitive enhancement revolution. Though they were initially developed to alleviate the symptoms of cognitive disorders, these and similar drugs are increasingly being used by the cognitively healthy to boost memory, focus, and wakefulness over long periods of work. 2,084 more words

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10 Strange Facts About the History of Stimulants

When we think of methamphetamine, we think of Breaking Bad, the bizarre Scott Weiland doppelganger bust and the house next door that blew up from a meth lab gone awry. 1,656 more words

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Enterovirus Outbreak Among Children: Is it Our Fault?

As of today, Michigan is the twelfth state to report a spike in hospitalizations among children, likely caused by Enterovirus-68.  Over the past several days, more than a thousand children across 12 states in the Midwest and Southeast have been rushed to the hospital — many put into critical care units — as a result of the infection, which starts out looking like a common cold but quickly progresses into a full-blown crisis where the kids are struggling to breathe. 523 more words

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What is Ritalin?

Ritalin is a prescribed drug, abused for its stimulant effects.Ritalin is effective in treating ADHD symptoms, such as hyperactive behaviour, inability to pay attention. 203 more words

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depression - when the drugs don't work

(First published here via The Big Smoke on August 19th, 2014)

When I turned 30 I was diagnosed with clinical depression, ADHD and a “Tilt”. 1,294 more words

How ADHD and Vision Interact - Has you child had their yearly eye exam?

As school is back in session, many children are starting to receive their first test scores of the semester. Some parents will receive scores from their children that are lower than expected and it becomes quickly evident that there may be a problem. 282 more words

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8 hours. After a lifetime of dealing with and attempting to cope with my inability to concentrate, my tendency to allow my thoughts to wander a bit too far from home, of being reprimanded for not doing what I was told, of being unable to follow directions, after a lifetime of thinking I was dumb; 8 hours is all it took. 299 more words

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