The Lion's Roar

Study with drugs and anxiety

Drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta and Focalin are commonly used to improve focus while studying. These drugs work by increasing the release of  chemicals like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 12, 2019

To overcome the pressure for academic excellence, some students turn to stimulant drugs for increased focus when studying. Prescription stimulant medications, also termed "study drugs," "smart drugs" or "uppers," can be used improperly by the prescription holder or illegally by a person without a...