Cochrane review questions Ritalin benefits

A group of child psychiatrists and clinical psychologists have expressed ambivalence about the ADHD drug methylphenidate after reviewing data from 185 randomised controlled trials involving more than 12,000 children or adolescents.

Their Cochrane review of benefits and harms shows some benefit, but  “we should bear in mind that this finding was based on very low-quality evidence”, they write.