The Dangers of Ritalin Abuse

The Dangers of Ritalin Abuse

Ritalin is a brand name for the drug methylphenidate, which is prescribed to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. A central nervous system stimulant, Ritalin works by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is associated with pleasure and wakefulness. When taken as directed by a physician, Ritalin raises dopamine levels…

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