Ritalin Controversy

Deciding to start Ritalin either for yourself, or for your child, can be a hard decision. Often, Ritalin may increase self-esteem, help control emotions, and reduce fidgeting. However, many parents do not like to medicate their children for extended periods of time. Some children become more active at night after the medication has worn off. Around 25% of children with ADHD do not respond to Ritalin.