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Ask the Editor: Can Antipsychotics Enhance Cognition?

Topics: Antipsychotics | Cognition

Dear Dr. Aiken: The article on Trintellix and cognition (TCPR, February 2019) reminded me of another industry claim: that atypical antipsychotics improve cognition. Any truth to that one?   Dr. Aiken: I’ve also heard this whispering campaign, and there is reason to doubt it. The logic goes like this: Unlike the typical antipsychotics, atypi

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Stimulants as Cognitive Enhancers

Topics: ADHD | Amphetamines | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Cognition | Cosmetic pharmacology | methylphenidate

Depending on your practice setting, you are likely to encounter adults who seek stimulants for various “non-medical” uses, from cognitive enhancement to recreational abuse to outright diversion. Abuse and diversion are easier to detect these days with the controlled substance databases available in most states. Abuse of stimulants is relative

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