ADHD medication to improve academic performance?

The Monitor Mental Health and Substance Use (2021) shows that almost one in twenty students has used ADHD medication for non-medical use at least once in the past year. Non-medical use is use without a doctor’s prescription. In interviews, students mainly mention methylphenidate for this non-medical use. Students mention improved concentration for study activities as an important reason. Students often receive or buy the medication from friends or family who use the medicines on prescription….