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Dangers of prescribing ADD medication to healthy patients

from Medical News Today

Healthy patients without attention deficit disorder should not be prescribed cognitive enhancement medications, according to an article published in CMAJ. People are sometimes prescribed stimulants for cognitive enhancement, which is essentially using them to only improve memory or concentration. As a prescription is necessary for these drugs, doctors must make sure that they are prescribing them to people who actually need them and not to healthy individuals without ADD. The American Academy of Neurology does not impose any restriction on who can be prescribed ADD medication, in fact, it even allows doctors to prescribe the medications to people without ADD. more


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