Research Note: Irritability and ADHD medications

 ADHD in the News 2017-07-20

A team at Yale analyzed 32 studies and compared the side effects of two different classes of ADHD medications – methylphenidates, such as Ritalin, and amphetamine derivatives, such as Adderall...The team found that only amphetamine-derived medications were associated with an increase in irritability. Methylphenidates were not.