Most of us have heard of Ritalin because we know of children who are on Ritalin; touted to help with ADHD and narcolepsy.
But like Adderall, it increases the dopamine and noradrenaline concentrations in your brain because it is a stimulant.
But Ritalin does not contain amphetamines as Adderall does.
For healthy adults, Ritalin improves information processing speed, short-term memory, and attention.
The thing is, if it is taken in excess it will work in exactly the opposite way and impair your thinking.
In the same way that Adderall is abused, so is Ritalin, especially in the age groups of 18–25.
Side effects can be stomachache, insomnia, loss of appetite, and headaches.
Worse side effects can include psychosis, seizures, hallucinations, heart arrhythmias, and high blood pressure – this is when you take it in high does.
Remember it is a powerful stimulant, to be used only as prescribed.