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If your doctor tells you or your child to take Ritalin, you should consider it. But note that anxiety is better cured with behavioral interventions. Ritalin's primary function is increasing the levels of the chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine in the human brain.What are the long term side effects of Ritalin?
Common side effects may include: excessive sweating; mood changes, feeling nervous or irritable, sleep problems (insomnia); fast heart rate, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest, increased blood pressure; loss of appetite, weight loss; dry mouth, nausea, stomach pain; or headache.How does Ritalin affect anxiety?
Increased anxiety can be a side effect of stimulant medication for ADHD, like Ritalin. So it could be making your child more anxious. But there are other factors that could be causing an increase in anxiety. It really depends on the child.Does Ritalin cause anger issues?
Anger is found among people who take Ritalin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Paxil, and have Stress and anxiety.