I was looking back through the ADHD section of G2C Online this week, namely the interview with Philip Shaw on ADHD and medication. According to Dr. Shaw, up to 90% of children with ADHD who take Ritalin, Adderall or Strattera show improvements on cognitive tasks . This is quite an impressive statistic and got me wondering whether these drugs enhance normal cognitive functions and, if so, are people taking them? The answer to both these questions seems to be a firm “yes”.

In April 2008, Nature published results of an informal online survey of readers’ use of cognition-enhancing drugs, namely Ritalin, Provigil, and More >