Pilot study suggests ADHD drugs do not improve cognition in healthy college students

July 23, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Contrary to popular belief amony some college students, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning, according to a study by researchers at Brown University and the University of Rhode Island (URI).

Study co-investigators Lisa Weyandt, a professor of psychology and faculty member with URI’s George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, and Tara White, an assistant professor of research in behavioral and social sciences at Brown's Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, had anticipated different findings. READ MORE