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Concerta vs. Adderall: Comparison

Concerta is a medication that was approved in August 2000 for the treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) in children.  Since its initial approval as an ADHD medication for children, it has attained FDA approval for usage in adolescents (2004) and adults (2008) with ADHD.  Although Concerta is technically a newer drug than Adderall, the …

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Ritalin vs. Adderall: Comparison

From a historical perspective, one of the most popular ADHD medications of all time is Ritalin.  It was first approved by the FDA in 1955 for treating a condition referred to as “hyperactivity.”  While there weren’t many diagnoses for hyperactivity in the 1950s, the number of diagnoses skyrocketed in the 1990s, making Ritalin the single …

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