Since stimulant medications like Ritilin often suppress appetite, it's long been controversial whether taking those drugs can make kids smaller than they'd otherwise be. A new report on ADHD treatments in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry suggests this may be true.
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Kids taking Ritilin for three years were found to be shorter and lighter than their peers. The study didn't look at whether those differences were sustained over time.