Reply To: ADHD meds and athletic performance

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Dr. Eric
Participant

The stimulants are banned under NCAA rules, but I believe there is a Therapeutic Use Exemption process for them.

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/topics/2020-21-ncaa-banned-substances

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/medical-exceptions-procedures

However, for practical purposes, most therapeutic doses for ADHD are lower than what I hear athletes take for performance enhancement purposes.

(For reference, in addition to being an educational psychologist, I have a side gigs on amateur sports commissions (U.S. Fight League and the CA Amateur MMA Organization). I have an awareness of what PEDs professional and amateur athletes take as a result.))