Number of serotonin transporter SERT positive cells in medial frontal cortex of rats treated with Ritalin or saline for eleven days 2 or 12 weeks after withdrawal week latency [WL]. ADHD is a psychiatric disorder characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Ritalin is believed to affect brain by dopamine modulation, but its role on serotonin load is controversy.
The effects of Ritalin on the body
The control and saline groups have less SERT positive cells brown colored cells compared to Ritalin-treated groups. Ritalin can also worsen glaucoma. In other words, it may be an attempt to self-medicate. Psychostimulants act within the prefrontal cortex to improve cognitive function.