As parents, the decision to medicate for ADHD is a difficult one. It may be even more difficult for parents in the medical profession. With an intimate knowledge of the risks, side effects and general outcomes, it becomes a very personal decision. And then there’s the rising concern about whether Ritalin is being overprescribed.
In truth, there are pros and cons to putting your child on Ritalin, but they may vary based on the situation.
How Ritalin Works
Methylphenidate, known as Ritalin, is a stimulant that is commonly prescribed to children with ADHD. It may sound counterintuitive to prescr......