Our expert says:
I could find no other reasons except for appetite supression and increased metabolism, but there may be as yet unknown factors causing this too. We don't know enough about the long term effects yet. It appears to stimulate the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures similar to amphetamines, so if used correctly and in the right dosage really can help a lot with concentration, but the child should have had a full occupational therapy evaluation before using this and the medication should be prescribed by a pediatrician.
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