n Mental Health Matters - Medication for "healthy" people : a discussion on the ethical use of methylphenidate
|Article Title||Medication for "healthy" people : a discussion on the ethical use of methylphenidate|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Mental Health Matters|
|Publication Date||Sep 2015|
|Pages||31 - 34|
This contentious question was raised by Dr Chris Verster during a keynote presentation in Sandton, Johannesburg, in February 2015. Dr Verster, a senior specialist and lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University, was not referring to performance enhancing substances like those often implicated in various sporting scandals, but specifically to the use of Methylphenidate (Concerta® and Ritalin®) in healthy students who have not been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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