How does Ritalin affect the brain, specifically?

Methylphenidate (commonly prescribed under the name Ritalin), acts as a CNS stimulant, but where specifically? What happens. I need sources to use in my research paper.

thanks!

One Response to “How does Ritalin affect the brain, specifically?”

  1. alarm Says:

    Try these:

    http://www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/ADHD.html
    http://biopsychiatry.com/methpharm.htm
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/01/990118075443.htm
    http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/005324.html

    or just google search for: ritalin mechanism of action

    The basic gist is blocks the reuptake mechanism of dopaminergic neurons; appears to stimulate the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures similar to amphetamines