Australian University Students’ Coping Strategies and Use of Pharmaceutical Stimulants as Cognitive Enhancers

BACKGROUND There are reports that some university students are using prescription stimulants for non-medical 'pharmaceutical cognitive enhancement (PCE)' to improve alertness, focus, memory, and mood in an attempt to manage the demands of study at university. Purported demand for PCEs in academic contexts have been based on incomplete understandings of… CONTINUE READING