Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Is Ritalin Really A Stimulant?

Are our labels misleading?

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We consider Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (amphetamine) first choice options for treating ADHD, with “non-stimulant” medications, behavioral training, biofeedback, and other treatments ranked as considerably less effective. But from a number of perspectives, including mode of action, efficacy, and serious adverse effects, methylphenidate looks more like a…

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John Kruse

John Kruse

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John Kruse MD, PhD, Hawaii psychiatrist, father of twins, marathon runner. Author of Recognizing Adult ADHD: What Donald Trump Can Teach Us About ADHD