The side effects of smart drugs
In the course of the above-mentioned DAK study, Prof. Dr. Klaus Lieb, Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Medical Center Mainz and Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research, commented on the side effects of smart drugs.
He emphasizes that these drugs often have only short-term and minimal effects, while adverse health effects such as dizziness, headaches, nervousness and sleep disturbances are not uncommon. He also says that the potential long-term effects remain completely unclear to date.
Students report that learning success and good grades quickly lead to addiction. At the same time, relationships with family and friends suffer, as the intake leads to a kind of tunnel vision and extinguishes interest in the social environment.
But that’s not all – the side effects of smart drugs can be even more serious. Regular use, for example, can cause hallucinations, psychoses or even suicidal thoughts.