From Clinical Application to Cognitive Enhancement: The Example of Methylphenidate

  title={From Clinical Application to Cognitive Enhancement: The Example of Methylphenidate},
  author={Francesco Paolo Busard{\`o} and Chrystalla Kyriakou and Luigi Cipolloni and Simona Zaami and Paola Frati},
  booktitle={Current neuropharmacology},
Methylphenidate (MPD) is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, which belongs to the phenethylamine group and is mainly used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). However, a growing number of young individuals misuse or abuse MPD to sustain attention, enhance intellectual capacity and increase memory. Recently, the use of MPD as a cognitive enhancement substance has received much attention and raised concerns in the literature and academic circles worldwide. The… CONTINUE READING
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