ADHD Drug Treatment and its Dangers:
The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) website states: “Ritalin is …structurally and pharmacologically similar to amphetamines and cocaine and has the same dependency profile of cocaine and other stimulants.”
Even the milder side effects of ADHD drug treatment include such problems as behavior disturbances, psychotic episodes, anxiety, restlessness, agitation, amnesia, confusion, lack of emotion and hostility.
ADHD child behavior is also often misdiagnosed. Child and teen labeling of ADHD often preclude a proper medical exam with an accurate diagnosis. Ensure that a prescribed medication is not just masking a symptom or symptoms. It is better to find the real cause of the symptoms by finding the underlying problem or you could make the situation worse.