S.F.'s online ADHD prescription boom may be coming to an end
Ever a cradle of innovation, San Francisco spawned a number of startups in recent years specializing in writing prescriptions for ADHD and other mental illnesses completely online, but this niche segment appears to be imploding in recent days. Cerebral, the mental health telemedicine sector's largest player, is stopping prescribing controlled substances like Adderall and Ritalin to treat ADHD, according to a blog post by the company's CEO Kyle Robertson. This came just days after the company's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 4, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: William Hicks Source Type: news

Methylphenidate Is Overprescribed to Children in France Methylphenidate Is Overprescribed to Children in France
New prescriptions for methylphenidate have been increasing in France, data show. These prescriptions sometimes are written in the absence of a diagnosis of ADHD, which is the drug ' s only indication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 14, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The effects of methylphenidate treatment on bullying perpetration and victimization in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Karaosman T, Gumus YY.
OBJECTIVE: Although it is known that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of bullying perpetration and victimization, the data on the effect of methylphenidate (MPH) treatment, which is frequently used in the treatment of ADHD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ritalin, Other ADHD Meds Can Raise Heart Risks for Adults
More adults are getting ADHD meds prescribed "off label" for non-ADHD conditions. However, the stimulants can raise an adult's risk for serious heart problems. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of Ritalin, Other Stimulants Can Raise Heart Risks for Older Adults
Title: Use of Ritalin, Other Stimulants Can Raise Heart Risks for Older AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - October 29, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

ADHD Med May Reduce Apathy in Alzheimer's Disease ADHD Med May Reduce Apathy in Alzheimer's Disease
Methylphenidate is associated with a significantly greater reduction in apathy in patients with Alzheimer ' s disease compared with placebo -- and has a good safety profile, a new phase 3 trial suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

NYC Central Park Concert Halted Mid-Song Due To Rain And Lightning Threat
UPDATE After a two-hour rain and lightning interruption, the “We Love NYC Homecoming Concert” staged in Central Park and airing on CNN... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New PET tracer detects Alzheimer's disease pathology
A new PET tracer proved for the first time it can be used to identify brai...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Micro-PET/CT shows long-term Ritalin use safe in ADHD FDG-PET identifies biomarkers in dementia with Lewy bodies Tau PET bests amyloid PET, MRI in Alzheimer's prognostic study New PET tracer effective for imaging early Alzheimer's disease New PET tracer may show early pathology of Alzheimer's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Treatment with methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the risk of all-cause poisoning in children and adolescents: a self-controlled case series study - Gao L, Man KKC, Chan EW, Chui CSL, Li X, Coghill D, Hon KL, Tse ML, Lum TYS, Wong KHTW, Ip P, Wong ICK.
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher risk of all-cause poisoning by drugs and chemicals (intentional or accidental). Currently, there is limited data on whether medication treatment for ADH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concerta (methylphenidate) extended release
Title: Concerta (methylphenidate) extended releaseCategory: MedicationsCreated: 7/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Methylin (methylphenidate HCI)
Title: Methylin (methylphenidate HCI)Category: MedicationsCreated: 7/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Micro-PET/CT shows long-term Ritalin use safe in ADHD
Adults who started taking methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, when the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Functional, diffusion MRI could benefit from AI AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection MRI shows effect of Ritalin on kids' brains SPECT shows causes of accelerated brain aging fMRI shows how game therapy 'rewires' ADHD brains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adhansia XR (methylphenidate HCI)
Title: Adhansia XR (methylphenidate HCI)Category: MedicationsCreated: 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ADHD Meds May Help Keep Some Kids From Thoughts of Suicide
TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 -- ADHD medications might help lessen the risk of suicide in children with serious behavioral issues, a new study suggests. Researchers found that medications like Ritalin and Adderall, commonly prescribed for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Obesity Target? Dopamine Circuit in Brainstem Affects Satiety New Obesity Target? Dopamine Circuit in Brainstem Affects Satiety
A newly identified dopaminergic neural circuit in the hindbrain plays a role in satiety, a mouse study found, which methylphenidate, approved for ADHD, but which also causes appetite loss, acts on.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news