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Should stimulants such as ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderal should be used to treat sleeping disorders?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: For some

They can be used to treat narcolepsy and residual symptoms of sleep apnea (after CPAP or other treatments have been optimized).
Only a sleep study can accurately diagnose these conditions and use of stimulants prior to the test can interfer with making a diagnosis.

In brief: For some

They can be used to treat narcolepsy and residual symptoms of sleep apnea (after CPAP or other treatments have been optimized).
Only a sleep study can accurately diagnose these conditions and use of stimulants prior to the test can interfer with making a diagnosis.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Narcolepsy

Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be used to treat narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. It can be used for fatigue due to sleep disorders.

In brief: Narcolepsy

Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be used to treat narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. It can be used for fatigue due to sleep disorders.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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