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Understanding How Ritalin(tm) Works:
The results of a study recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience reported for the first time how methylphenidate works to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A team of investigators at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York confirmed that methylphenidate increases levels of dopamine (a neurotransmitter) in the brain. Imbalances in dopamine levels are thought to be closely related to ADHD symptoms.
This study gives researchers a better understanding of the biology of ADHD which can help physicians appropriately diagnose and treat the condition.
To read more about this study, visit the Journal of Neuroscience online.
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