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Ritalin and Brain Damage in Children

Many thousands of school age children are taking a drug called Ritalin to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. But according to the Society for Neuroscience, Ritalin is capable of causing long-term damage to the brain.

Animal experiments showed that Ritalin, in doses that a child would get, actually caused changes in cell structure and function similar to the damage caused by cocaine and amphetamine use. Not that this is surprising.

Virtually all prescription drugs are toxic and should be avoided. It is difficult to think of a drug for which there isn't an effective, less expensive and safer alternative.