OUR KIDS COULD BE NEXT: A push for Ritalin is coming our way
Around five million children in the USA are taking some prescribed stimulant to treat their hyperactivity. The manufacturers are now turning to Europe in general, and the UK in particular,
The growing ‘grey’ population may be raking in the cash for drug companies, but look at the other end of the age spectrum and you’ll also see burgeoning trade. The number of children diagnosed with mental disorders, including attention...
Re the article (WDDTY vol 15 no 7) ‘The newest brainkillers’ on the harmful side-effects of Ritalin, prescribed for hyperactive children, the British National Formulary, the book which UK GPs prescribe from, also warns that children given Ritalin...
Ritalin (methylphenidate), taken by as many as a million American children to control hyperactivity and attention-deficit disorder (ADD), has been largely resisted by parents in Britain - until recently.
Using sophisticated brain imaging techniques, US researchers have concluded that Ritalin (methylphenidate), taken by millions of children worldwide, exerts the same effect on the brain as cocaine.
Since our last report on it in February 2001 (WDDTY vol 11 no 11), the antihyperactivity drug Ritalin has chalked up a number of milestones. It is now one of the most prescribed children’s drugs in the US
Methylphenidate (MPH) treatment 'may be associated with unacceptable side effects and risks' (J Clin Psychiatry, 1998; 59 [Suppl 7]: 42-9).
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