Ritalin Withdrawal and Detox

Ritalin Withdrawal and Detox is the subject of this Special Report by Siobhan Morse, executive director of The National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies.

What is Ritalin?

Ritalin is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, which is difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet.

Ritalin is also used to treat narcolepsy which is a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep.


Ritalin Withdrawal and Detox

Ritalin is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants.

It works by changing the amounts of certain natural chemicals in the brain.

What is Ritalin withdrawal?

When Ritalin is used chronically and in sufficient quantities, a person will become dependent and will experience withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use.

The duration and intensity of withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the length and intensity of use.

Longer use of Ritalin in higher doses will result in more difficult and prolonged withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms may dissipate in a matter of weeks or they may endure for months.

What are Ritalin withdrawal symptoms?

Ritalin withdrawal symptoms include: depression, fatigue, mental fatigue, increased appetite, anxiety, irritability, agitation, long periods of sleep and suicidal thoughts.

What is Ritalin detox?

When Ritalin use is stopped abruptly, these withdrawal symptoms can be severe.

Medically supervised gradual withdrawal is when a strict schedule is put in place to reduce Ritalin dosage at a safe and steady pace.


Ritalin Withdrawal and Detox

Ritalin Withdrawal and Detox



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