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The Effects of Ritalin Misuse

The Effects of XRITALIN... MISUSE Over 2.5 million children in the U.S. have been prescribed Ritalin to treat ADHD Approximately 16% of children with a Ritalin prescription are asked to sell or share their medication While many students misuse Ritalin to improve their grades, studies have found that Ritalin abusers have lower grades than non-users Ritalin use can lead to: Insomnia Anorexia High Blood Pressure Weight Loss Ritalin overdose could cause: Stroke or other heart problems Results from Ritalin Abuse can include: Psychotic or Violent Hallucinations Suicidal Thoughts Behavior These mental side effects have been reported to be similar to those experienced by cocaine abusers Children and teens who experience "sudden unexplained death" are 7.4 times as likely to be using Ritalin or other stimulants MIRAMAR GETTING WELL STAYING WELL http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/stimulant-adhd-medications-methylphenidate-amphetamines http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/ritalin.html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC181133/ http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=7829005&page=1 eX

The Effects of Ritalin Misuse

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For those who seek help from one of the nation’s many drug rehab centers, the effects of a Ritalin addiction—or even from prescribed Ritalin use—can significantly disrupt a normal lifestyle.

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