As many as six million children how takeRitalin and other stimulants – Adderall, Dexedrine, Concerta and Focalin among them – for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and similar problems. But did you know that:
-Similar to cocaine in their properties, stimulants are highly addictive and subject to abuse
-They can cause many physical problems, including brain damage and dysfunction, cardiovascular problems, growth suppression and tics.
-They can cause many serious psychiatric side effects such as agitation, aggression, psychosis, mania, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
-They can cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms when your child stops taking them abruptly.
-They work by suppressing your child’s spontaneous mental life.
From how stimulants work in the brain and how they treat (or don’t treat) ADHD to their side effects and withdrawal effects, this invaluable guide represents the documented facts that your child’s doctor might not know or think to tell you. Straight talking and up-to-the-minute, The Ritalin Fact Book will help you make informed health decisions; it is the book you must read before you fill your child’s prescription.