July 26, 2017

Center on Young Adult Health and Development director and Behavioral and Community Health Associate Professor Dr. Amelia Arria is examining the non-medical use of prescription stimulant medication and its impact on student grade point averages (GPAs), a new Nasdaq.com report said. 

Dr. Arria's research has tracked the GPAs of 898 college students longitudinally between academic year two and academic year three to determine whether or not non-medical use of prescription stimulants had an impact on academic performance, the report said.

The report also cites research conducted by the University of Washington Center for the Study of Health & Risk Behaviors (CSHRB), which found that college students estimate nearly 30 percent of peers are using prescription stimulants for non-medical uses, while data shows that only about 17 percent engage in the behavior.

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