When people are in higher-up positions, they often work long hours and put a lot of work into those hours. Add up the days and weeks, and the people eventually do not find they are capable of carrying such a heavy load for long periods of time. Whether it is pills, drugs, or alcohol, traders and those in the financial industry are used to working hard but they may also turn to those substances that help them cope with the stress. Find out more about some of the drugs, like modafinil, and how stock traders use it to help them perform.
How Modafinil Works
Modafinil is marketed as Provigil. Approved for narcolepsy treatment, it is known as a drug that makes people ‘smarter.’ it attracts traders of stocks because they need to keep going, endlessly, without a break to meet deadlines and push themselves. The drug is rumored to be able to help people push themselves to do more than they thought possible and boost their brainpower. Prescriptions in the United States have increased for use off-label, meaning for other than prescribed. Traders and hedge-funders are especially using it to help them perform.
Why People Use Modafinil
Modafinil is not an amphetamine and does not flood the body with dopamine. Scientists believe the drug is non-habit-forming, even though some may doubt this that have struggled with addiction to the drug. Most of the drugs people use like alcohol slow people down, but some speed their processing up and how quickly they are able to perform. Many people in the trading industry work long hours because they do two, even three jobs, launching new for-profit ventures and working day jobs. They also work weekends and evenings, never taking a break aside from pushing themselves to make their latest product or pushing themselves to build something greater.
Impact of Use
It is not really known just how much of impact modafinil can have on people, especially sleeping patterns. Modafinil can bring on sleep deprivation where people stay up longer than intended and their bodies do not get enough rest. It may also bring anxiety or cause other neuropsychiatric effects that are yet unknown for those using the drug long term. Anxiety can also be a sign of withdrawal when not using the drug, where it kicks way up and causes people to feel incredibly anxious, even withdrawn because of the effects. When someone uses the drug for a long time, they will eventually crash and need to find some support to deal with dependence or addiction. It is not meant for long-term use and can have serious consequences if a person decides to use it for a long time.
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