I honestly think being prescribed Ritalin as a kid ■■■■■■ me up permanently I started having psychosis and mania by the age of 9 I honestly can’t think of any other reason to why I’m sick my grandma had paranoid schizophrenia my aunt has type 2 bipolar disorder and never took Ritalin idk I really believe it’s Ritalin
I googled the question. They haven’t been able to determine it yet.
“Does ADHD medication lead to schizophrenia? Some people who use stimulant medication to relieve the symptoms of ADHD go on to experience symptoms of psychosis. However, it is unclear whether using stimulants to treat ADHD increases the risk of schizophrenia or schizophrenia-type symptoms, specifically psychosis.”
My niece has got the diagnose ADHD and take pills for that condition and now I feel dammed sad because she maybe will develop schizophrenia later in her life. After all both her oncel and her grandmother have schizophrenia.