The implications of Methylphenidate use by healthy medical students and doctors in South Africa

BMC Medical Ethics 15 (1):20 (2014)

Abstract
The use of medical stimulants to sustain attention, augment memory and enhance intellectual capacity is increasing in society. The use of Methylphenidate for cognitive enhancement is a subject that has received much attention in the literature and academic circles in recent times globally. Medical doctors and medical students appear to be equally involved in the off-label use of Methylphenidate. This presents a potential harm to society and the individual as the long-term side effect profile of this medication is unknown
Keywords Methylphenidate  Ritalin  Healthy  Medical students  Doctors  Utility  Cognitive  Enhancement
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DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-15-20
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