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Brain plasticity increased with Ritalin use

Millions of children are treated with Ritalin to improve their ability to focus on tasks, but scientists now report that Ritalin also directly enhances the speed of learning. The scientists, from the University of California – San Francisco, showed for the first time that Ritalin boosts both of these cognitive abilities by increasing the activity […]

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ADHD Drug Affects Developing Brain




Ritalin – used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder – may cause long-term changes in children’s brains, suggests a new study from the Weill Cornell Medical College. While figures are vague, up to 18 percent of American children are thought to be affected by ADHD and Ritalin, a stimulant similar to amphetamine, is one of the […]




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