Age-Specific Effects of Methylphenidate in ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2016-02-17

These studies reveal that long-term methylphenidate affects adult and adolescent brains differently. Anita Thapar and Miriam Cooper, authors of a recent review published in The Lancet, point out that, “[how] ADHD is best managed across the lifespan and across key transition periods (eg, school entry, comprehensive or high-school entry, transition to adult services, and transition to parenthood) needs much more investigation.”