There were a few articles of interest that I came across this week on PTSD. THe first was a study by Deng et al looking at PTSD in patients with adult congenital heart disease. They found very high rates of PTSD (11-20%) among this patient group at a tertiary referral centre, and also point out […]

Ritalin for PTSD?

A study published here  in Neuropsychopharmacology in October suggests that methylphenidate may be useful for patients with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD0 and also those with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methylphenidate (some preparations known as Ritalin) is widely used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults with good effect. It is a controlled […]