Stimulants as Cognitive Enhancers
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 17, Number 11&12, November 2019
Chris Aiken, MD.
Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report.
From the Oval Office to the college dorm, stimulants are often used as performance-enhancing drugs. The ethics of this practice are questionable, but so is the science. New research suggests their pro-cognitive effects are mild at best and come with an unexpected cost on working memory.