More on Ritalin’s ineffectiveness

An article in The Atlantic looks again at a large national study of the long-term impact of Ritalin on academic performance.  Authors from Princeton, Cornell and U. of Toronto found that, despite increasing prescriptions, academic performance of those on Ritalin does not improve, and in fact, is worse than it might be otherwise.  One hypothesis is that they no longer place the demand on teachers that they had, and therefore get less attention.


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