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Young people using Alzheimer’s dementia drugs to boost brain power

Medicines used for Alzheimer’s disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder taken by 1% of 14 to 18-year-olds Some young people in Britain have used drugs for dementia and other conditions to boost their mental performance, a major survey suggests. Medicines normally prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

1 in 5 American teenage boys diagnosed with ADHD

Nearly one in five American teenage boys is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, marking a dramatic rise in the past decade, the New York Times reported on Monday. The condition, for which potent stimulant drugs like Adderal or Ritalin are often prescribed, has been previously estimated to affect three…

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