Ritalin

By: Grace Foster

Ritalin

Ritalin is also known as Methylphenidate. Ritalin is synthetic drug that stimulates the sympathetic and central nervous systems and is used to improve mental activity in attention deficit disorder and other conditions.

How is Ritalin taken in?

Orally

Street Name

1. Skippy

2. SKittles

3. R Pop

4. West Coast

5. Pineapple

6. Diet Coke

7. Smarties

8. Vitamin R

9. Study Buddies

10. R-Ball

Short Term Effects

. feeling nervous or irritable

. headache, dizziness, drowsiness

. stomach pain, nausea, vomiting

. bizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behavior

Long Term Effects

. sleep problems

. loss of appetite

. weight loss

. depression

. liver, kidney, lung damage

. damage to the brain like stroke

Signs and Symptoms

1. pupil dilation

2. paranoid delusions

3. hearing voices

4. urges to harm oneself

5. visual hallucinations

Dependence/Physical

1. stunted growth

2. sweating

3. dizziness

4. loss of hair

Addition/Psychological

1. confusion

2. anger

3. severe anxiety

4. increased aggression