The misuse of ADD medication among students is alarming, as a scientific publication from the University of Groningen (RUG) recently showed. Parliamentary questions were asked in response to this. However, Minister Tamara Van Ark first wants to wait for the results of research by the Trimbos Institute before taking action. This reports Scienceguide.
The increased demand for Ritalin also makes for a vibrant trade. Students who do get the medicines on a doctor’s prescription and use them to a limited extent themselves, sell the remaining pills to their fellow students. Van Ark says he can do little about this.
What does Ritalin do?
Ritalin ensures, in addition to a better concentration, also other effects. The user may become restless, sleepless, nervous or dizzy. Side effects such as nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite and headaches can also occur. In addition, the combination with heavy alcohol consumption is dangerous for health. The risk of health problems is particularly great for undiagnosed students.
By: National Education Guide
Abuse of Ritalin among students ‘alarming’, again asked parliamentary questions
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