My mom told me that back in the 60s and 70s, gifted children were given Ritalin for ADHD that they didn't have. I believe her; after all, they were still giving lobotomies back then, too. I just want to learn more about it because my character idea is what someone would be like today after going through that as a kid.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Edit to clarify: I'm looking for information about kids who were forced to take Ritalin (or really, any ADHD medication) when they didn't actually need it. And in retrospect, I think what I need is more the history than the effects and side effects.