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Brain Candy
Boost Your Brain Power with Vitamins, Supplements, Drugs, and Other Substances
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Author(s) :
Theodore I. Lidsky
Jay S. Schneider
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2001(pb,1st ed,vg-)
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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.
For aging baby boomers -- and for anyone else who wants a quicker wit -- Brain Candy has all the answers.
Theodore I. Lidsky, Ph.D., specializes in research on the brain and behavior. Currently he is the director of the Laboratory of Electrophysiology at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Jay S. Schneider, Ph.D., is currently professor of pathology, anatomy and cell biology and professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he also directs the Parkinson's disease Research Unit. Drs Lidsky and Schneider are both preeminent in their field as well-established neuroscientists with international reputations. They have devoted their careers to studying not only the brain and its cognitive processes but also the effects of drugs on the brain and behavior.