The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast
Ritalin, Provigil, and Caffeine Compared [60 Sec Psych]
About 1 in 50 US adults use stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall), methylphenidate (Ritalin), and modafinil (Provigil) without a prescription, and 80% of them take the drugs to enhance cognition, not to get high. The ethics of all this are vexing, but putting that aside, how well does the practice work? And how does it compare to drug that most of us ingest everyday: Caffeine. [Study Link]
Published On: 12/2/2020
Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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