Harvard researchers say certain ADHD medications may increase risk of psychosis

  • Researchers at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital report that certain medications used to treat ADHD may increase the risk of developing psychosis.
  • People taking amphetamines, such as Adderall or Vyvanse, have a greater risk than those taking methylphenidates, such as Ritalin or Concerta, their research shows.
  • The data come at a time when prescription rates and diagnoses of ADHD are on the rise.

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