Questions hang over methylphenidate as scripts mount

EVIDENCE for methylphenidate in children with ADHD is questionable, but GPs can do little to address the rise in prescriptions, a child psychiatrist says.

A Cochrane review of 185 randomised controlled trials finds the safety and effectiveness of the widely used drug is uncertain despite the large amount of research. 

The stimulant might improve some symptoms, such as hyperactivity and impulsiveness, but non-serious