Wednesday, October 14, 2015
RITALIN: Ritalin is given to 7 million school children in the U.S. - that's about 1 in 5. Ritalin is structurally & pharmacologically similar to COCAINE and has a similar dependency profile. Side effects of Ritalin (according to the U.S. DEA): increased blood pressure, heart rate, respiration & temperature, appetite suppression, stomach pains, weight loss, growth retardation, facial tics, muscle twitching, euphoria, nervousness, irritability, agitation, insomnia, psychotic episodes, violent behavior, paranoid delusions, hallucinations, heart arrhythmias & palpitations & psychological dependence. IT can also initiate changes in brain structure & function that remain long after the therapeutic effects have dissipated.