Methylphenidate and Autism
Research Autism
This online article describes and evaluates the use of methylphenidate, often sold under the brand name of Ritalin, which is a medication commonly used as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The article concludes that there is strong evidence suggesting that methylphenidate may be a useful treatment for hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention in children on the autism spectrum. However, the article notes that there may be significant side effects, and it suggests that the medication should only be used under specialist supervision as part of a comprehensive treatment program for ADHD (which co-occur alongside autism) where other measures have been ineffective.

Research Autism was a charity funding research in autism interventions. Research Autism’s information services have been absorbed by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Founded in 1962, the NAS “provide[s] information, support and pioneering services, and campaign[s] for a better world for autistic people. [Website]
Diagnosis & Assessment
Research Autism
9/22/2022 3:23 PM EDT