Topic: medication

A study co-authored by Tara White, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, found that individuals without ADHD had poorer working memory after taking Adderall. Working memory was assessed using a digit span task, which requires participants to recall a sequence of numbers.

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Adderall shows adverse effects in students without ADHD

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Many college students in the United States abuse prescription ADHD medications with the belief that they can improve focus and cognition to achieve academic success.

Twenty-three percent of students prescribed mental health medication

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Twenty-three percent of students prescribed mental health medication

April 26, 2018 0 comments

The Herald’s spring undergraduate poll found that 13.3 percent of students have been prescribed medication for depression and 16.6 percent for anxiety.

Spring 2018 Herald poll results

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Spring 2018 Herald poll results

April 8, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2018 Poll

This article is part of the series Spring 2018 PollSpring 2018 poll results can be found here. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as president of the University? 19.8% Strongly approve 39.6% Somewhat approve 6.0% Somewhat disapprove 0.2% Strongly Disapprove 34.4% No […]

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University scientists discover link between glutamate, mood

March 23, 2018 0 comments

In an attempt to understand the effects that drugs like Adderall have on typical brains, scientists have found a relationship between activity of the neurotransmitter glutamate and mood for the first time, according to a study conducted by University researchers.