Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

Some risks of misusing ADHD medications are altered heart rate and blood pressure, insomnia, heightened anxiety, and even hallucinations. Many college students who abuse ADHD drugs mistakenly believe that doing so will lead to better grades, a new survey suggests. Past research has found that college students commonly misuse stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall as "study aids." That's despite the fact that there is no evidence the drugs help kids who do not have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The new study said that roughly 29 percent of students at nine U.S. colleges thought that stimulant medications boost school...

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