Ritalin improves error awareness

People who take Ritalin are far more aware of their mistakes, new research shows.

Low performance error awareness has been associated with clinical syndromes such as Alzheimer’s disease, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia, and can impact an individual’s capacity to correct their behaviour, as well as their experience of delusions and paranoia.

Healthy individuals were administered a single dose of Ritalin, which was shown to promote a greater conscious awareness of performance errors. The research has drawn attention to the possibilities of pharmacotherapy treatments for psychiatric and neurologic conditions.

Read more at The University of Melbourne