A new study conducted by researchers from University of Buffalo found that Ritalin
, the brand name for the drug methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant used to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), causes changes in brain chemistry that may lead to a number of adverse effects such as trouble sleeping and increased risk-taking behavior, (http://www.
The greatest rise in the number of Ritalin
and similar prescriptions was in North Kirklees CCG area, which includes Mirfield, Dewsbury and Batley.
research is low grade and poorly executed.
BEIRUT: Omar, a 23-year-old LAU banking and finance graduate, doesn't suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- but he does admit to taking Ritalin
, a brain stimulant commonly prescribed for such disorders.
Subjects were then tested as to how strongly they associated the videos and lab environment to the rush of dopamine induced by Ritalin
In a study published in September, scientists gave 40 healthy women either a single standard dose of Ritalin
or a placebo.
Researchers in Denmark enlisted 40 healthy women to take either Ritalin
or a placebo, and later play a gambling game.
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules 20mg, 30mg and 40mg, the generic equivalent of Ritalin
LA 20mg, 30mg, and 40mg, had US sales of about USD80.
One could be skeptical about a single report of AGEP associated with Ritalin
, he acknowledged, but in the case of pernio and stimulants, "I've now had three cases of kids who developed this reaction to stimulant therapy," he said.
has been associated with other cutaneous reactions including morbilliform eruption, urticaria, and even alopecia.
Pat McFadden (Lab Wolverhampton South East) urged the Government to investigate why the number of prescriptions for methylphenidate - sold under the brand name Ritalin
- had risen sixfold since 1997.
The precipitous rise in the diagnosis of children with ADHD, leading to a skyrocketing number of prescriptions for Ritalin
, prompted us to write Ritalin
-Free Kids in 1996, offering homeopathy as an effective and natural alternative to drugs.
Child psychologist David Traxson, who has more than 30 years' experience in the field, claims at least 100 three, four and fiveyear-olds in the West Midlands are on drugs like Ritalin
Several recent surveys show a growing number of high school and college students in this country are taking prescription drugs like Ritalin
, Adderall, and Provigil as study aids.
Students are taking non-prescription Ritalin
to stay awake and alert for longer.