Ritalin: What it is, How it Works

Ritalin, or methylphenidate, is the most popular medication used to treat attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity (ADD & ADHD).  It works by activating pathways in the brain associated with attention, focus and motivation and is extremely effective for treating ADD/ADHD. But as a Schedule II medication, Ritalin is a potent stimulant with potentially [...]

Adderall vs Ritalin – Benefits, Problems

Adderall vs Ritalin: By the time you're done reading this article, you will know how Adderall and Ritalin compare.  Is one better than the other? If you want to know what Ritalin actually is and how it works, see here. And are you confused by all your medication options?  (Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, Vyvanse, Intuniv, Metadate, [...]

Is Stimulant Treatment for ADHD Safe?

ADHD is most often treated by stimulants like Ritalin, Adderall, and Dexedrine. I'm sure you've heard of these medications - but what are they? What do they do? And most importantly – are they safe? Are Stimulants Safe? Stimulants are powerful medications, potentially addictive, and can have very serious side effects. They're commonly [...]