Does Ritalin Help Traumatic Brain Injury Mental Fatigue and Mental Functioning? -Yes

Two year study found methylphenidate, average 60 mg /day, improved mental functioning in TBI.

J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2018 Apr;38(2):164-165.
doi: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000854.
Two-Year Methylphenidate Treatment of Mental Fatigue and Cognitive Function After
a Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinical Prospective Study.
Johansson B et al
https://journals.lww.com/psychopharmacology/Citation/2018/04000/Two_Year_Methylphenidate_Treatment_of_Mental.20.aspx

  • 18 cases with post concussion brain injury suffering mental fatigue and other cognitive issues
  • used average 60 mg though varied from 30 – 70 mg
  • referred to another study running 30 weeks that demonstrated less mental fatigue and improved cognitive functioning
  • They, as well, had  decreased “mental fatigue (P < 0.001), depression (P < 0.001), and anxiety (P = 0.001) and a slower processing speed (P < 0.001)”

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