Ritalin is used to refer to drugs strong psychotropic action. I wonder what drugs he was listed relatively recently. Researchers have found that the drug, similar to cocaine causes a change in the structure of brain cells and is a potent stimulator of the human nervous system, despite the fact that many psychiatrists assure that the drug is successfully used in the practice of the treatment of hyperactivity and helps to concentrate attention of the child.

Use and side effects

To date, ritalin produced in the form of small pills at 5, 10 and 20 milligrams. Is not fully understood properties of the drug often had unpredictable consequences, causing psychosis, disease of the liver, kidneys, cardiovascular system, excessive irritability, loss of appetite and euphoria and even hallucinations.

According to the disappointing statistics, those who consumed ritalin, often fall into other closed institutions such as prisons and clinics for the treatment of the mentally ill. Ritalin is a highly addictive and many countries put in line with such drugs as amphetamines and morphine.


The ritalin is cheap and until recently, were readily available, that is why the special distribution it received in the environment of pupils, students and individuals from the lower strata of the societies that consume the tablets whole or breathe into a fine powder.

Ritalin, or methylphenidate, is addictive and usually leads to further abuse of other drugs. An overdose of ritalin can cause paranoia, obsession, involuntary contraction of the muscles and even lead to cardiac arrest.

A small amount of the drug has a stimulating effect, along with the increasing dosage, the activity decreases and, eventually, leads to death.

Alternative drug

Ritalin is a medication that has an immediate effect, any parent who "lucky" to get a prescription for purchase of ritalin for a child, have to make a conscious choice: to receive a short-term effect associated with improved behavior and academic performance of child, is not a guarantee of long term results, and have health risk at the slightest violations of the dosage and usage of the drug, or to continue the examination of the child. Indeed, hyperactivity disorder requires a thorough medical history, assess the physical and moral condition of the child that it is important to consider when assigning such a serious drug aimed at controlling behavior. In addition, today there are techniques Bestemianova syndrome treatment.