Can Children Have Bipolar Disorder?

Until recent years, medical science did not widely recognize that children can experience other mental illnesses besides attention deficit hyperactivity-disorder. In fact, most doctors refused to diagnose children with bipolar disorder even if the symptoms supported such a diagnosis. Bipolar disorder is a potentially serious condition where a child can rapidly swing from over-excitement, or [&hellip

What Are Potential Ritalin Side Effects?

People with problems paying attention in school or at work may have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. Legally prescribed stimulant drugs can help people with ADHD pay attention and better control impulsive behavior such as interrupting others. One of the most popular stimulant medications is called methylphenidate or Ritalin. However, there are a number of [&hellip

Is Ritalin For Adults?

A common misconception is that only children have problems paying attention and focusing on important tasks. Many people have accepted for years that some children have a pervasive problem with inattention or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.) The stimulant Ritalin is one of the most popular treatments for ADHD in children. Research supports that many children [&hellip

Is Vyvanse A Safe Alternative To Adderall?

Prescription Adderall, a blend of amphetamines, was a “miracle drug” for many children and adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. However, some people faked ADHD symptoms so they could abuse or sell Adderall.  Faking ADHD symptoms is especially common among high school and college students who look for study aids. In light of all the publicity [&hellip

Is Ritalin A Safe Drug for ADHD?

Every year, doctors write more prescriptions for Ritalin to help conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.) Stimulant medications for ADHD used to be prescribed primarily to kids, but now medical science has acknowledged that ADHD can persist into adulthood. While Ritalin can help people with ADHD pay attention and make fewer impulsive decisions, it [&hellip

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