Nonprescribed psychostimulants may boost short-term focus but impede sleep, mental functions
- August 9, 2019
- Sara Mednick, cog sci, via News-medical.net, Aug. 9, 2019
The use of prescription stimulants by those without medically diagnosed conditions
marks a growing trend among young adults – particularly college students seeking a
brain boost. But according to a study led by the University of California, Irvine,
taking a nonprescribed psychostimulant may slightly improve a person's short-term
focus but impede sleep and mental functions that rely on it – such as working memory.
For the full story, please visit https://www.news-medical.net/news/20190809/Nonprescribed-psychostimulants-may-boost-short-term-focus-but-impede-sleep-mental-functions.aspx.
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