Motives and perceived consequences of nonmedical ADHD medication use by college students: are students treating themselves for attention problems?

@article{Rabiner2009MotivesAP,
  title={Motives and perceived consequences of nonmedical ADHD medication use by college students: are students treating themselves for attention problems?},
  author={David L. Rabiner and Arthur D. Anastopoulos and Elizabeth Jane Costello and Rick H. Hoyle and Sean Esteban McCabe and H Scott Swartzwelder},
  journal={Journal of attention disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={259-70}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examines why college students without a prescription take ADHD medication, what they perceive the consequences of this to be, and whether attention problems are associated with this behavior. METHOD More than 3,400 undergraduates attending one public and one private university in the southeastern United States completed a Web-based survey. RESULTS Nonmedical ADHD medication use in the prior 6 months was reported by 5.4% of respondents and was positively associated with… CONTINUE READING