The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

Ritalin, Provigil, and Caffeine Compared [60 Sec Psych]

December 02, 2020

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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