Ritalin Addictive To Mice

>> Wednesday, February 4, 2009

An ADHD medication called Ritalin has been linked to addiction in mice. Our family does use medication to control ADHD symptoms, but thank God not Ritalin. You can read the article here.
After just two weeks, the brains of the mice had changes compared to that of changes in the brain associated with cocaine use. Scary stuff to be giving a child Ritalin.

My oldest son was on Focalin for about two weeks, which is similar to Ritalin. The medication made him jittery, and just not like himself. He basically didn't know what was going on around him. He is now on Vyvanse and is doing much better. To me Ritalin and Focalin are just to harsh to even be considered in the treatment of ADHD. This is why I am also following the Feingold program to alleviate some of the ADHD symptoms, and it does work. Changing the boys route of taking meds has help dramatically. No more unwanted dyes.

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