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Why do adults take ritalin (methylphenidate)?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Adults take

Ritalin (methylphenidate) for the same reason children do, they have attention deficit disorder, or in the older patient, Ritalin (methylphenidate) can also be used as an antidepressant.

In brief: Adults take

Ritalin (methylphenidate) for the same reason children do, they have attention deficit disorder, or in the older patient, Ritalin (methylphenidate) can also be used as an antidepressant.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ritalin (methylphenidate)

Adult ADHD

In brief: Ritalin (methylphenidate)

Adult ADHD
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ADHD

Adults take Ritalin (methylphenidate) for symptoms of ADHD that persist as they move from childhood ADHD.
Some take it for disorders of decreased initiation as in frontal lobe disorders of the elderly. It is prescribed for these. Others take it non prescribed to stay alert and do more work

In brief: ADHD

Adults take Ritalin (methylphenidate) for symptoms of ADHD that persist as they move from childhood ADHD.
Some take it for disorders of decreased initiation as in frontal lobe disorders of the elderly. It is prescribed for these. Others take it non prescribed to stay alert and do more work
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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