NewsDecember 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Adderall Might Not Work As Well As You Think

Getting your grades back and wondering what went wrong? Poppin’ bottles of addy and still not getting that coveted A? Maybe it’s because the pillz don’t work as well as we all think they do.

A new study, done here at Penn by homegirl Dr. Martha J. Farah, was cited in The Daily Beast showing that among subjects who took Adderall (versus a placebo), “no overall statistically significant improvement or impairment was seen as a result of taking Adderall.” What’s interesting is that they were “significantly more likely to report that the pill had caused them to do a better job.” More science after the jump! >>