“Does Adderall Make You Smarter?” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads! Lets begin!

1) Does Adderall Make You Smarter?

Stimulant medications can help treat ADHD but are increasingly being used more widely to enhance cognitive performance. One new study examines whether this actually works.

2) Babble on Revisited

Bingeing on news about the latest White House rumpus has escalated exponentially since the election. Whatever their political views, patients are haunted by an inchoate sense that the wheels are coming off the car, with nary a mechanic in site.

3) The Psychology of Hoarding Disorder: Approaches for Treatment

While pharmacotherapy research has revealed some promising findings, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains the gold standard for treating hoarding disorder.

4) Virtual Reality Therapy Can Help People Overcome Fear of Heights

This is the first trial to show that VR treatment can produce desired results without the need for a human therapist, which can be costly for marginalized and low-income groups.

5) Inflammation and Response to ECT in Treatment-Resistant Depression

ECT is a highly effective treatment for depression, but a portion of patients fail to respond as hoped. Clinical variables have overall limited utility as a predictor of response. Is inflammation the key?

Thank you and see you tomorrow for Weekend Quote.

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