January 16, 2012

Studies Could Ease Fears of Medicines for ADHD


Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs widely used to treat attention disorders didn't increase the risk of serious heart problems in a major study published Monday that could help ease concerns about the heart-related safety of the medicines… At the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., cardiologist Michael Ackerman said he knows of students who stopped taking the medicines and went from "high-functioning, straight-A students to F students" after doctors became concerned that the drugs "could kill their patients."

Wall Street Journal,  by Jennifer Dooren/Ron Winslow, 12/2011

Tags: Cardiology, Michael Ackerman, Psychology and Psychiatry

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