How Much Ritalin Is Enough?


"I'm 39 and started taking Ritalin 2 weeks ago. I have been trying to find the right dose to take during the day. I feel better with a higher dose (15-20 mg every four hours), because a lower one gives me a headache. What should I do? How does someone determine the right dose of Ritalin?"

Dr. Larry Silver specializes in treating children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).
Larry Silver, M.D., is the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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