Madeleine Kearns

American universities are fuelled by amphetamines – so I tried them

ADHD medication Adderall is the most popular ‘study drug’

 New York

A biography of Freud to my left, a black leather lounger to my right. We were 30 minutes in. ‘Well,’ said the psychiatrist, sitting up in his chair, ‘what you’re describing sounds like ADHD.’ Oh? ‘And what we normally prescribe for that is Adderall.’ There they were. Ten blue, oblong capsules, in an orange cylinder with a white top.

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