The new smart pill
The absolute need for enhanced mental performance in today’s academic and business society is undisputed. Scholastic requirements are as intense as the most competitive corporate environments and the world is simply demanding more and higher levels of performance.
In very much the same way steroids have been used to increase physical performance in both collegiate and professional sports – specific medications such as Adderall have been used to enhance cognitive abilities in a significant manner. The allure of 4.0 vs a 2.5 GPA or a CEO position vs mid-management is too important of a reality to ignore or dismiss.
While Adderall is amazing for its intended use – ADD/ADHD – its formulation doesn’t provide 100% effectiveness for all of its other “off-label” users. This is not a negative reflection on the aging (16 + years old) Adderall formulation; just the reality that this pharmaceutical was not designed/developed with the sole purpose and function of mental performance and cognitive enhancement (for non ADD/ADHD users) for academic/business strategic purposes.