From Nazi Blitzkriegs to ADHD Treatment: What Stimulant Drugs Can and Cannot Do
February 9th, 2023
When humans are forced to be cogs in a machine—be it a war machine, a workplace machine, or a school machine—we need to become more machinelike, which can be expedited by some psychostimulant drugs. Commonly used legal psychostimulants are caffeine, nicotine, methylphenidate (including Ritalin) amphetamine (including Adderall), and methamphetamine, all of which may help us better attend to boring and unpleasant tasks. With caffeine and nicotine, we are likely to retain our emotional awareness; however, with methylphenidate, amphetamine, and methamphetamine, our angst or anguish can be eliminated—making these three drugs better suited to create efficient cogs in war, workplace, and school machines.
Posted in Bruce Levine Blog | Tagged Adderall, ADHD, amphetamine, Blitzed, blitzkrieg, methamphetamine, Nazis, psychiatry, Ritalin