Aug 08, 2018 · A new study suggests methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, may help adults maintain or improve their self-control. As most will attest, self-control is often difficult, be it sticking with a Author: Rick Nauert Phd. For ADHD "I am a 28 year old female. I have been taking 20 mg Ritalin per day for 8 weeks, first short acting, then tried the long acting. By far the short acting helped my concentration in school, work, and my social life. When I switched to the extended release it felt like it wasn't doing jack, even though I was taking the same dose.7.2/10(132).
User Reviews for Ritalin to treat ADHD. The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.7.1/10(107). Ritalin is a controlled substance because it has high abuse potential. As a stimulant, Ritalin releases dopamine in the brain, which reinforces future drug use. Withdrawal symptoms can occur when Ritalin use is ended. Ritalin should be cautiously prescribed to those with a family history of alcoholism or substance abuse.
“How Ritalin Saved My Child” “I thought my son was fine just the way he was. But if he was going to make it through school, something needed to change.” One parent’s story of making the difficult, but necessary decision to treat her son’s ADHD symptoms with the medication Ritalin.Author: Karen Shoemaker. Stop taking Ritalin and call your doctor at once if you have: new or worsening symptoms such as mood swings, aggression, hostility, or changes in personality or behavior;.