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A 17-year-old male asked:

can ritalin (methylphenidate) and faverin make your memory too bad and increase anxiety ? will this disappear over time ?

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Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Adverse med effects: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant that can cause anxiety; and flaverin, also known as Luvox (fluvoxamine), is a serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (ssri) that can cause short-term memory deficits. If anxiety and memory are still problems after 4 weeks on the medications, these side effects are not likely to go away while continuing the medications unless treated with additional medications.

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