Boost Your Brain Power with Vitamins, Supplements, Drugs, and Other Substances
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FROM THE EROWID REVIEW #
- Review by Earth, 2005 May 23
Lidsky and Schneider provide a splash of cold water on the marketing-driven world of smart drugs. The book is organized into two major sections: introductory material and an alphabetically-organized reference section. The introduction is a readable, non-technical, and short overview of smart drugs and the problems of memory and age-related cognitive decline. The reference section has entries . . . (more)
BACK COVER #Get on-the-spot answers to your questions about psychotropic drugs with this unique resource. It offers both an Keep forgetting where you put your keys? Wish you could get through the crossword faster? Experiencing too many "intellectual pauses"? Then this is the book for you.
Brain Candy is an authoritative, comprehensive, and above all, cutting-edge look at what you can take to rev up your brain -- enhance memory, think faster, sharpen creativity, focus better. The only authors yet to tackle this subject who are experts in both brain function and drug action, Theodore Lidsky and Jay Schneider explain in plain English what the effects of these substances are on the body. Do they really work? Are they safe? Are they readily available? Topics include:
- How to tell if a drug is worth taking
- The neuropsychology of forgetting
- Why drugs can help you think better
- What you can take: Smart Drugs, Amino Acids, Hormones, Vitamins
- And much more.