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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) treat sleeping problems and difficulty focusing?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 23 years experience
Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is sometimes used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness, such as that associated with narcolepsy, and is also sometimes used to treat symptoms of inattention, such as those found in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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