News tagged with methylphenidate
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study released this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science reveals that the medication methylphenidate, best known as Ritalin, may delay puberty in males. The researchers cautio ...
Attention deficit disorders Sep 20, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The prescribed use of stimulant medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rose slowly but steadily from 1996 to 2008, according to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and ...
Attention deficit disorders Sep 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Children with certain dopamine system gene variants have an improved response to methylphenidate - the most commonly prescribed medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - in a finding that could help eliminate ...
Attention deficit disorders Oct 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
New research with monkeys sheds light on how the drug methylphenidate may affect learning and memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Attention deficit disorders Mar 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Chronic use of methylphenidate (Ritalin) in young monkeys has no significant effect on growth or the dopamine system, or the likelihood of becoming addicted to cocaine, according to a study ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 20, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do not appear to have long-term effects on the brain, according to new animal research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Autism spectrum disorders Jul 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 8 |
Medication development efforts for cocaine dependence have yet to result in an FDA approved treatment. The powerful rewarding effects of cocaine, the profound disruptive impact of cocaine dependence on one's lifestyle, and ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Parent behavior training is an effective and well-studied intervention for preschoolers at risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review shows.
Attention deficit disorders Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
It has long been known that psychostimulant drugs have the paradoxical effect of reducing hyperactivity. [Psychostimulant drugs include methylphenidate known by the trade names Ritalin, Concerta, and Methylin ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 07, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A University of Illinois study has established a possible link between high-fat diets and such childhood brain-based conditions as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and memory-dependent learning disabilities.
Attention deficit disorders Feb 19, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Methylphenidate (Ritalin, MPH) is a psychostimulant drug approved for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of lethargy, depression, neural insult and obesity. Methylphenidate belongs to the piperidine class of compounds and increases the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain through reuptake inhibition of the monoamine transporters. Methylphenidate possesses structural similarities to amphetamine and its pharmacological effects are more similar to those of cocaine, though MPH is less potent and longer in duration of action.
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