child was diagnosed with adhd parents was told it was harmfull to brain and stopped it ? WHAT CAN THIS DO ?
Stopping the ritalin wont hurt the child. Untreated ADHD can hurt the child though. There are many studies that point to many social developmental problems in children with untreated ADHD. They tend to have difficulty in relationships with their peers, they have more academic trouble in school, they tend to turn to vices like cigarettes, alcohol and drugs in adolescense, once an untreated ADHD child begins to drive, they have more accidents. Ritalin has been used for years now with no harm to the brain. I'm not sure where these parents got their information but there is alot of poor information floating around out there. They are not doing their child any favors by taking him off Ritalin now.
- Ritalin Information for Consumers
- Ritalin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ritalin (detailed)
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