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What are the effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) for people with add?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Helps focus
Stimulants as Ritalin (methylphenidate) are usually very effective in patients with add.
They greatly help with focus, concentration and imlpulsive behavior.

In brief: Helps focus
Stimulants as Ritalin (methylphenidate) are usually very effective in patients with add.
They greatly help with focus, concentration and imlpulsive behavior.
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Dr. Joan Kinlan
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
Ritalin is a Class II controlled substance that is severely addictive. It has the same dependency profile as cocaine and is used interchangeably with cocaine in medical research. According to the manufacturer some of the side effects are: Hallucinations, agitation, irritability, increased blood pressure, tics, growth retardation, heart arrhthmias, violent behaviors, paranoid delusions & psychosis
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr Block is wrong, dead wrong. Stimulants are safer than Tylenol or penicillin. If an ADHD pt doesn't take them, they lose brain white matter, never to recover it. These are irrefutable studies. It causes neon of things she states if properly prescribed followed.
Dr. Ronald Rubin
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Clear thinking
Usually helps one to focus, be less distracted, more likely to complete tasks, and calmer, if used at appropriate dose.

In brief: Clear thinking
Usually helps one to focus, be less distracted, more likely to complete tasks, and calmer, if used at appropriate dose.
Dr. Ronald Rubin
Dr. Ronald Rubin
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Dr. Toner Overley
Enhances "executive functions" planning, assimilating information, setting priorities. People with ADD do well when fascinated and are easily distracted when bored. Stimulants don't help much with this. The ability to resist distractions is the most useful; since the ADD mind is a busy mind.l
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