Adderall, Ritalin, and similar medications work differently than previously understood.
What’s that? Over there? Hear that sound? You may have heard that the medications Adderall and Ritalin help people concentrate. Adderall and Ritalin are frequently prescribed to ADHD patients, and are just as commonly swallowed and snorted as late-night study aids across university campuses. Except it turns out that these stimulants neither help users concentrate nor focus.