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Are there any other ways to increase alertness and concentration besides ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Mind games

There are many good mind games that force you to concentrate and focus and stay alert.
Good games are available for hand helds, but even old card games like bridge can help. Playing music, painting pictures, doing photography, even knitting are other excellent mind exercises. My wife contends that cooking is an excellent mind exercise.

In brief: Mind games

There are many good mind games that force you to concentrate and focus and stay alert.
Good games are available for hand helds, but even old card games like bridge can help. Playing music, painting pictures, doing photography, even knitting are other excellent mind exercises. My wife contends that cooking is an excellent mind exercise.
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Eric Kelts
Caffeine can be helpful as an adjunct as well. Don't forget about exercise and appropriate sleep hygiene (8 hours each night), both of which can help with memory and concentration.
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