Who here uses substances to increase mental performance?
I have antidepressants, 10mg/day generic prozac, that I gotta take or I just lie in bed hating myself all day. Although it feels like when I'm depressed I am more creative, better at playing piano, finding unique solutions etc. I also take caffeine and occasionally kratom which is pretty bomb for banging out a massive study session.
I've been taking phenibut recently. It really helps with the autism, even when I'm not on it. There is a long "afterglow". The dopamine agonist aspect really helps with homework and paying attention in class. It's basically a benzo without the performance reduction. Unfortunately it's highly addictive and quick tolerance like benzos
I'm an anger-driven coffee-drinking self-destructing narcissist who hates people.
I do drink a lot of coffee, doubt it increases my mental performance, though. And I have a soft spot for wine.
I find it incredibly amusing that when I was growing up, we were always taught that amphetamine addicts were these people with horrible teeth and sores and no chance of ever having a job. And the ones you saw typically were.
Now, it seems like every second college student is addicted to amphetamines like Adderall.
The point is, I guess, that you're always just one step away from being a hobo with a mouthful of abcesses.