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Please be aware that I am not a physician.
It can be difficult to decide whether you should take ADHD medication. Even more challenging is finding the right balance for you. If you are a parent, it can be even more difficult to decide whether or not to medicate your children. Most studies have shown that meds can transform lives if administered in the right doses. It is common for side effects to occur and, in smaller amounts, they can lead to mental health problems.
(ADHD and Risk of Adult Drug Use (More Study Resources )
(Does stimulant therapy of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder beget later substance abuse? )
(Growth in Children )
(Mortality Rates for ADHD )
(MR imaging of the effects of methylphenidate on brain structure and function in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. )
(Effects of psychostimulants on brain structure and function in ADHD )
(Developmental trajectories of brain volume abnormalities in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. )
(Influence on brain development of methylphenidate – an update to recent animal experiments )
(Large-Scale Brain Systems for ADHD: Beyond the Prefrontal Striatal Model )