Study drugs are prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin that are used inappropriately to increase mental focus and productivity for the purpose of studying.
Also called “smart drugs,” they are commonly prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Do ADHD pills help you study?
Ironically, stimulants that correct the brain chemical imbalance can help people with ADHD find calm and focus. Teens abuse ADHD medicines hoping for the same effects: They think stimulants will help them stay awake longer and concentrate better on their studies.
Will doctors prescribe Adderall for studying?
What Are Study Drugs? Doctors prescribe medicines like Adderall and Ritalin to treat conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sometimes, people who don’t have these conditions take other people’s medicines because they think they’ll help them focus while doing schoolwork.
Is there medication to help you focus?
Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall)
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Adderall for only one purpose: to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, it’s commonly used off-label as a study aid, and to stay alert and focused in high-pressure jobs.
Does anti anxiety medication help you focus?
Anti-anxiety medications have physical effects on the brain and the body, which can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety, such as worry, fear, and panic attacks. Anti-anxiety medications are not cures for anxiety disorders, but they can help manage some of the symptoms.