New research from Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital suggests that certain medications prescribed to treat ADHD in teenagers and young adults may raise their risk of experiencing psychosis. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, discovered that patients taking amphetamines like Adderall or Vyvanse faced a higher risk compared to those on methylphenidates such as Ritalin or Concerta. These findings emerge as ADHD diagnoses and prescription rates continue to rise, with amphetamine use more than tripling in recent years. The research highlights the importance of evaluating the safety profiles of ADHD medications and their potential side effects.
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