Hi, I wanted to know how appropiate it is to medicate a child with attention deficit disorder (non hyper) with Ritalin. I believe that Ritalin is recommended to ADHD children because it helps to control de hyperactivity but I don't know what benefits does it have with ADD children.
Dear Yanira Figueroa:
Yes, ritalin is used for both disorders. Ritalin helps a child focus. The lack of being able to focus on a topic or situation is common to both ADD and ADHD. Ritalin, in a sense does not treat hyperactivity, but the inattention. ADD is a common disorder that should be helped by ritalin.
CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS