Ritalin calms hyperactive children and prescriptions are soaring – but experts warn of serious side-effects and it"s even being linked to suicide

Ritalin calms hyperactive children and prescriptions are soaring – but experts warn of serious side-effects and it's even being linked to suicide | UPDATED: 23:29 GMT, 7 May 2012 When the school holidays arrive, Andrea Antunes makes sure her son Ruben, ten, has a break — not just from classwork, but from the Ritalin pills he takes each day.