If you ever researched nootropics, you probably came across racetams. Piracetam is the original nootropic that was made between 1950 and 1964 by Corneliu E. Giurgea. Aniracetam, on the other hand, is not a nootropic but an unapproved drug used for relieving depression and boosting cognition. But is aniracetam effective? What do studies show? And is it safe?