Ritalin Anxiety

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The Science Behind Ritalin and Anxiety. The prescription drug Ritalin occasionally misspelled "Riddlin" , also known as methylphenidate, is a controversial substance. Frequently prescribed to children in the U.S. who are diagnosed with ADHD a.k.a. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder , there have been concerns .Can Ritalin Increase Anxiety in Children? My 10-year-old son recently started taking Ritalin for his ADHD. Increased anxiety can be a side effect of stimulant medication for ADHD, like Ritalin..I have been in treatment for depression for over a year now and no antidepressant celexa,remeron,bupropion,valdoxan worked for me. The psychiatrist then said I should try ritalin because I also have concentration issues. I asked him if ritalin could not make my anxiety worse and if it would not be like .