Study: Newly prescribed ADHD medications may cause psychosis – WKBW-TV

DETROIT — Teens and young adults who are newly prescribed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications face a higher risk of psychosis, according to a large study conducted by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and published in The New England Journal of Medicine . Question: Which drugs are causing this and how high is the risk of psychosis? The risk of psychosis really depends on the medication. So researchers looked at two classes of drugs used to treat ADHD —amphetamines, which are sold as Adderall and Vyvanse, and methylphenidates, which are sold as Ritalin or Concerta. Now the study ...

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