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Focusing the Neuroscience and Societal Implications of Cognitive Enhancers


Savulich, G; Piercy, T; Brühl, A B; Fox, C; Suckling, J; Rowe, J B; O'Brien, J T; Sahakian, B J (2016). Focusing the Neuroscience and Societal Implications of Cognitive Enhancers. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 101(2):170-172.

Abstract

Cognitive enhancement can benefit the individual and society, but also has associated risks and ethical concerns. Cognitive-enhancing drugs are used in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. Nonpharmacological strategies are also emerging, which have the potential to improve motivational deficits associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms and should be prioritized for development. The increasing lifestyle use of "smart" and other drugs indicates the desire for healthy people to improve themselves. Safety and ethical implications are discussed.

Abstract

Cognitive enhancement can benefit the individual and society, but also has associated risks and ethical concerns. Cognitive-enhancing drugs are used in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. Nonpharmacological strategies are also emerging, which have the potential to improve motivational deficits associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms and should be prioritized for development. The increasing lifestyle use of "smart" and other drugs indicates the desire for healthy people to improve themselves. Safety and ethical implications are discussed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Pharmacology
Health Sciences > Pharmacology (medical)
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:22 Mar 2019 12:57
Last Modified:20 Feb 2024 02:43
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0009-9236
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/cpt.457
PubMed ID:27557349
  • Content: Accepted Version