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Re: Questions about Ritalin

Re: Questions about Ritalin2011-06-28T05:47:47+00:00

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Any of the psychostimulants, if taken in excess can cause toxicity including psychosis and potentially addictive. However, ADDers don’t usually seek these medications for recreational use. There is plenty of literature to support the fact that the use of medication may also be protective from further abuse self-medication.

The bigger problem is not abuse but diversion (i.e. giving the medication to someone else) either to sell or just because you want to be nice and help that struggling student who needs to do an all-nighter (and who is now dead because you didn’t realize they had a preexisting heart condition!).

Always seek out your medical doctor to ensure the medication is first safe and look into the issues.