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13 Reasons Aussies Use Less Adderall Than Yanks

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I've been back in the United States now for a month. Time once again is flying. I've been involved in finding another place to live. Denise and I h...

Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse

Allen Frances | Posted 03.28.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

If we want to understand the past history, current status, and future trajectory of ADHD, Dr Conners is the man.

A Growing Number Of Young Adults Misuse This Prescription Drug

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living

Improper use of the stimulant Adderall is becoming a bigger problem among young adults — a growing percentage say they use the drug without a prescr...

Exercise Is Adderall Minus the Profits

Inverse | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Inverse

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag When Harvard neuropscychologist Dr. John Ratey met an injured marathoner back in 1980...

Got Writer's Block? Get Flowstate

Jesse Damiani | Posted 02.01.2016 | Media
Jesse Damiani

So you've finally decided to write that Great American Novel. Or maybe you need to jot down some notes for your next paper. Close your current word pr...

United States of Adderall (Part II)

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

ADHD can be a challenging diagnosis to make even for trained physicians, as the ability of people to pay attention or remain calm falls across a broad bell-shaped spectrum. In turn, the majority of patients who land a diagnosis straddle a line where problematic attention and performance merge into variations of normal.

The United States of Adderall

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

It's no longer just kids with a behavioral disorder using these drugs to function in society. Now, it's older teens and adults who are fueling an emerging epidemic of abuse and addiction. The not-so-distant future is here: We are living in the United States of Adderall.

Why Are So Many College and High School Kids Abusing Adderall

Allen Frances | Posted 11.09.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

During the past 15 years, there has been a remarkable transformation in the drug trade. It used to be dominated by the illegal drug cartels. Now it it is dominated by the legal drug companies.

Why Do We Drink Coffee In The Morning?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 09.29.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Adderall Empire: The Little Orange Pill That Delivers Fake Focus

Andrew K. Smith | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew K. Smith

Everyone is curious about Adderall. Young people abuse it, adults are addicted to it, teachers wish their students would take it. For me, the little orange pills were nothing more than fake focus that robbed me of my creativity -- not quite the solution for someone aspiring to be a writer.

The PED Predicament In Professional Gaming

Steven Petite | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

Competitive video game tournaments have grown exponentially in both prevalence and commercial popularity over the past decade. Previously, game franchises such as Madden and Halo received the most attention from the gaming community, but in recent years, that has shifted dramatically.

I Have ADHD: My 'Study Drug' Problem Isn't the Same As Yours

Max Baumbach | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Max Baumbach

I don't pretend to speak for everyone with the diagnosis. There are people who can skip days, others who forego medication altogether. I am not one of these people.

Amphetamines: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Van Winkle's

If you thought Ritalin was invented in the early 00s -- when every hyperactive American kid popped a few mills with his Cap'n Crunch and zipped off to 4th grade homeroom -- you wouldn't be alone. But methylphenidate has been around as a treatment for hyperactivity since at least the 60s.

This Is Your Brain On Adderall (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.12.2015 | Science

It's a little pill that can make you hyper-focused, suppress your appetite, and improve your mood and energy levels. Sound familiar? Adderall is ...

Will 'Smart Drugs' Soon Sweep the Nation?

Bobby Azarian | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
Bobby Azarian

If you haven't heard of the term "biohacking", you may already be being outcompeted by those who have. A biohacker has generally been defined as someone who aims to gain control over their own biology.

Experts Weigh In On The Ethics Of Using Brain-Enhancing Drugs

Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Tanya Lewis Published: March 26, 2015 08:00am ET Boosting a person's smarts through drugs or electrical or magnetic stimulation of t...

Carolyn Gregoire

Worldwide ADHD Rates Are Higher Than Ever, And It Might Be America's Fault

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have surged globally, rising as much as tenfold in some countries. The disorder has becom...

Survey Finds 1 In 5 College Students Have Abused Prescription Medication

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.14.2014 | College

A new survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids found that abuse of prescription stimulants is "becoming normalized" among college student...

The Scary Secret He's Helping To Expose

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.19.2014 | Teen

Seventeen-year-old Cyrus Stowe saw a dangerous trend happening at his Dallas high school. His classmates were abusing prescription drugs and nobody wa...

Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed or the Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

For all the buzz and activity, there was much more selling than educating going on. Sure, the drug reps suggested alternatives and mentioned side effects, but underneath and unacknowledged was their fundamental mission: to convince me to prescribe their product.

Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed or the Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Non-drug interventions for ADHD also work. Behavioral modification techniques practiced by parents and teachers, and special education interventions (especially small-group instruction) are primary and proven therapies.

Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed or the Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Not only do they fund ADHD research and professional education, they market to doctors, teachers, parents, and, ultimately, even the children of this country.

A Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed Or The Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

The timing and blatant nature of the pecuniary partnership between America's leading academic child psychiatrist and a Fortune 500 mega-corporation left me feeling sad, angry and alone. Where were other doctors, patients, the public and the press? Why weren't they speaking out about this obvious conflict of interest?

The Tragic Death of the Good Read

Mark Morford | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Mark Morford

Has this happened to you? Have you, whilst attempting to read an actual, dead-tree novel or lengthy magazine article, inadvertently swiped at the page with your finger, expecting a Delete tab to appear?

Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: Adderall Abuse

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I've watched with worried vigilance for the past 15 years the growth in the use by adults of these potentially powerful and addictive drugs. Sadly, I believe only after stimulant abuse causes the deaths of enough young adults will we address this growing public health menace.