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Kronikk i Universitas 13. februar, skrevet sammen med Ole Martin Moen. Dette innlegget skapte ikke overraskende en del debatt. 539 more words


A life without Ritalin - ‘It’s just not possible in this society’: Dutch students' attitudes towards prescription stimulants use, abuse and misuse

By Marte Ydema

Ritalin is a prescription stimulant drug developed for treating attention disorders like ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), but it is increasingly used by students for studying purposes. 5,453 more words

Body And Mind

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. 2,071 more words

Daniel Toker

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

My Articles Elsewhere

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

Ritalin Buzz

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

Daily Fresh

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