Wednesday, August, 25, 2010

Ritalin And Rage

Health Encyclopedia: Ritalin

Ritalin (Methylphenidate) belongs to the group of medicines called central stimulants. It is used to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Ritalin works by increasing attention and decreasing restlessness in children who are overactive, cannot concentrate for very long, or are easily distracted, and are emotionally unstable.

Ritalin also is used as part of a total treatment program that includes social, educational, and psychological treatment.

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