Methylphenidate-Induced Neuropathology in the Developing Rat Brain: Implications for Humans

Leo, Jonathan
July 2005
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Summer2005, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p107
Academic Journal
The author expresses his opinion regarding the study of the implications for humans of methylphenidate-induced neuropathology in the developing rat brain. The study was conducted by William Carlezon and his colleagues at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. It was found that Ritalin has harmful long-term effects on the developing rat brain by having an increased risk of depression in adulthood. The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) said a proper diagnosis is still needed although Ritalin is effective in ADHD treatment.


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