Two year study found methylphenidate, average 60 mg /day, improved mental functioning in TBI.
J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2018 Apr;38(2):164-165.
Two-Year Methylphenidate Treatment of Mental Fatigue and Cognitive Function After
a Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinical Prospective Study.
Johansson B et al
- 18 cases with post concussion brain injury suffering mental fatigue and other cognitive issues
- used average 60 mg though varied from 30 – 70 mg
- referred to another study running 30 weeks that demonstrated less mental fatigue and improved cognitive functioning
- They, as well, had decreased “mental fatigue (P < 0.001), depression (P < 0.001), and anxiety (P = 0.001) and a slower processing speed (P < 0.001)”
Comment – Students at universities like to use stimulants ( especially Adderall) as mental enhancers. Perhaps that is what it does here, but given their disability, this is a reasonable choice.