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The PED Predicament In Professional Gaming

Steven Petite | Posted 07.26.2015 | 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 07.07.2015 | 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 06.30.2015 | 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.

The Drug From Limitless Is Available for Purchase on Your College Campus

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

Although exaggerated for Hollywood, it's clear why students might be tempted to take a pill that might lend mental clarity and energized focus. I wondered, though ... how are people getting their hands on it?

These Study Drugs Aren't Just For 'Slackers'

Joyce Chen | Posted 03.05.2014 | Teen
Joyce Chen

The prominence of study drugs has boomed, a phenomenon where the "druggies" are not slackers or social outcasts but the academic elite, the goody-two-shoes classmates.

My Uneasy Marriage to Ritalin

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

We've come to expect more from our children (and teachers) educationally at an earlier and earlier age. Everyone now is expected to go to college in order to be "successful." Our ideas about discipline are very confused. Children are expected more than ever to perform and self-regulate their behavior.

Connecting the Dots on the ADHD Fad

Allen Frances | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

The history of psychiatry is a history of fad diagnoses that come out of nowhere to capture much more attention than they deserve. Current fads are distinguished only by the billions of dollars spent by powerful commercial forces to create and push them.

The Alarming Rise Of Adderall In 2 Charts

Quartz | Roberto A. Ferdman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Quartz: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—ADHD—is big business these days. It has become the most-diagnosed long-term disorder after ast...

Study Finds Students Using Adderall Are 'Tweaking And Tweeting'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.27.2013 | College

College students are talking about abusing Adderall on Twitter a lot, according to a recent study monitoring discussion of the pharmaceutical drug onl...

Adderall: America's Favorite Amphetamine

High Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
High Times

Adderall is a clever brand and a deceptive brand. In America, amphetamine has traditionally been associated with tweakers, speed freaks, bikers, truckers and all-night sex orgies. Adderall changed all that.

STUDY: How Parents Choose ADHD Treatment

Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 2, 2013 12:39am EDT (Reuters Health) - Parents' goals and concerns for their children with attention-def...

How The War On Drugs Debate Overlooks Racism

Salon | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

It’s not every day you read a book that blows the lid off of everything you’ve ever been taught about drugs, but Dr. Carl Hart’s recent work, ...

Schumer: Kids Should Lay Off The Study Drugs

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.20.2013 | College

On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on administrators at the State University of New York and City University of New York systems, along wit...