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Stimulant boosts function in patients recovering from depression

LONDON:¬†People recovering from depression but struggling with its effect on memory, concentration and cognitive function may benefit from the stimulant modafinil, according to results of a small study published on Tuesday. Modafinil is a generic drug usually prescribed for sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. But in a trial of modafinil versus placebo in patients recovering from depression, researchers at Britain's Cambridge University found the drug prompted significant improvements in memory and higher scores in a test.…