Many people are of the opinion that ADHD is over-diagnosed and that Ritalin is over-prescribed (Walker).
Although, Ritalin is usually prescribed to ADHD teens to help with school, Ritalin can also help limit smoking, drinking, injuries, and accidents (RNCentral).
The number of children and teens using Ritalin is doubling every two years. Because of this, Ritalin production has increased 500% in recent years (RNCentral).
Persons diagnosed with epilepsy or other seizure inducing disorders have an increased risk of suffering from seizures when using Methylphenidate ("Methylphenidate").