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.futurity.org/ritalin-brain-chemistry-1429542/) Futurity reported.
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.
According to several sources, Adderall and Ritalin
appear to be very popular substances abused by traditional college-age students (DeSantis, Webb, & Noar, 2008; Herman et al., 2011; Teter, McCabe, LaGrange, Cranford, & Boyd, 2006).
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.
Though solid numbers are scarce, evidence suggests that many healthy people use methylphenidate (Ritalin
) and other stimulants to boost mental capacity.
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules 20mg, 30mg and 40mg, the generic equivalent of Ritalin
LA 20mg, 30mg, and 40mg, had US sales of about USD80.7m (EUR62.4m) for the 12 months to September 2011, according to IMS Health data.
Methylphenidate hydrochloride (Ritalin
) was associated with acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) in a recent report of a 9-year-old boy being treated for ADHD (Arch.
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.
An inquiry is needed into the massive rise in young people who are prescribed Ritalin
and similar drugs, a Midland MP has warned.
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
The amphetamine debate; the use of Adderall, Ritalin
, and related drugs for behavior modification, neuroenhancement, and anti-aging purposes.