Greater Chance of Psychosis Linked to Adderall and Other ADHD Drugs

March 23, 2019

This is something to be aware of if you or someone you know is taking Adderall or another ADHD drug. A new study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found there were more new-onset cases of psychosis from amphetamines like Adderall than methylphenidate drugs like Ritalin. While the risk is greater, it's important to note that new-onset diagnoses of psychosis are still rare, occurring in 0.1 percent of all patients analyzed in the study.