19 Jun Seeking Academic Edge: The Ivy League Magic Bullet
On June 9th, 2012 The New York Times ran an article on the use of ADHD drugs to enhance academic performance. The article touched a lot of nerves…and hearts. As an expert in the field of family addiction, I added the following quote to the story:
Paul L. Hokemeyer, a family therapist at Caron Treatment Centers in Manhattan, said: “Children have prefrontal cortexes that are not fully developed, and we’re changing the chemistry of the brain. That’s what these drugs do. It’s one thing if you have a real deficiency — the medicine is really important to those people — but not if your deficiency is not getting into Brown.”
You can read the full article by clicking on this link.