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Adderall Addiction - Finals week remains a stressful time for college students. A student may have three to five tests in a matter of four days. However, these tests, unlike most, can be worth up to twenty percent of a semester grade. That is a great amount of pressure on a student. With about six hours of sleep a night, eighteen hours of study never seems like enough. Then again, there may be a solution that allows the student to focus on the study so eighteen hours is enough. Better yet, maybe sleep is unnecessary....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Adderall Side Effects - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that is characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. Adderall increased in popularity upon approval by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used for the treatment of ADHD and treatment of the sleep disorder, narcolepsy, in the 1990s. Although Adderall has been proven effective in decreasing and preventing ADHD symptoms, there are concerns regarding cardiac side effects and the potential for dependence and abuse of its chemical components....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Pros and Cons of Adderall - The Pros and Cons of Adderall Why did the ADHD boy not introduce his girlfriend to any of his friends. He could not remember her name; or better yet, why would a chicken be considered ADD. It never gets all the way across the road because of all the distractions. Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental and behavioral disorder that affects 3 to 5 percent of all school-age children. The American Psychiatric Association explains that, “Individuals with ADHD may know what to do but do not consistently do what they know because of their inability to efficiently stop and think prior to responding, regardless of the setting or task” (Berne 2)....   [tags: ADHD Drugs Behavior Disorders Essays]
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Adderall: Is Medication the Answer? - Adderall: Is Medication the Answer. When growing up, nothing is more frustrating then giving your best effort in your school work and continuously being unsuccessful. The effect it can have on a child is very damaging. Students may feel inadequate and non-intelligent in the classroom setting growing up, not to mention, being confused all at the same time about why school is such an ongoing battle for them. Why are these children trying so hard and never having any success. It is more and more common today; more than ever we see children having these problems inside and outside of classrooms all over the world....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1348 words
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Adderall, Ritalin, AD/HD, and Abuse - Adderall, Ritalin, AD/HD, and Abuse Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are behavioral disorders affecting attention span, impulse control, and self-discipline. They are usually associated with children, although adults can suffer from the same disorders. It is estimated that 4% - 6% of the U.S. population suffers from AD/HD, and children with the disorders carry them into adulthood more than half the time. Typically medicated with psychostimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall, (methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine, respectively), concern over these disorders surrounds problems such as over-diagnosis or misuse of the prescription medications....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Abuse of Psycho-Stimulants on College Campuses - The pill bottle is opened. Three students circle around several lines of a crushed up yellow substance. The occasion is a late night study session, the drug of choice: Adderall. This fictitious story is an unfortunate reality, deeply wired into the circuits of higher education. College campuses house an outbreak of prescription drug abuse. A sturdy foundation of overly prescribed stimulants crossed with the high educational demand classes represent, pose as a major issues for universities. Not only have studies been performed proving the abuse of psycho-stimulant drugs dangerous to student’s health, but also the transactions behind such abuse are highly illegal....   [tags: Adderall Essays]
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Adderall: A Growing Trend Among College Students - Adderall: A Growing Trend Among College Students Brian,* a 20-year-old Northeastern University student, carefully lays out his “stash” of blue pills on a table one Sunday evening. As he organizes them into groups according to size and dosage, he mentally runs through his class work and assignments for the week. “A physics quiz on Tuesday,” he says, eyes still fixed on the dozen or so blue pills on the table. “A calc test on Friday and a lab due on Thursday.” Brian sinks back into his chair with a sigh of defeated enthusiasm....   [tags: Documentary Drugs Papers] 2031 words
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The Need for Regulation of Amphetamine Consumption of College Students - At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, suppose an athlete had been found using steroids or other performance enhancing drugs to ensure a better outcome in competition. Their awards would be stripped away, and their name sullied for the world to see. Halfway across the world, in a tiny dormitory room of a prestigious college, an overwhelmed and under pressure freshman student turns to drugs as well. The drugs are not methamphetamines or cocaine, but a tiny pill obtained from a helpful friend with ADHD....   [tags: steroids, drugs, Adderall pill ]
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A Rise in ADHD Diagnosis Analysis - “’When people don’t fit in, we react by giving their behavior a label, either medicalizing it, criminalizing it, or moralizing it,’ Nigg says,” (Koerth-Baker n.p.). Professor Joel Nigg, a professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University, made this statement in reference to the growing amount of people diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed medicine for it. The amount of people with prescriptions has increased immensely over the past several years, and will continue to grow over the next several years....   [tags: prescriptions, adhd, adderall, ritalin]
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Giving Children ADHD Medication - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder that causes children to have problems with paying attention, trouble with following instructions, have impulsive behaviors and become easily distracted. Medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin, are used to treat the symptoms of this disorder by helping the patient to focus and pay attention while also curbing their impulsive behavior and hyperactivity. Side effects of these medications are, but not limited to, anxiety, addiction and in some cases psychosis....   [tags: adderall, paying attention,ethics]
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Psychostimulant Drugs in High Schools - Topical Essay Psychostimulant drugs like Adderall and Ritalin are being used at an increasing rate among high school and college students. Since this drug has been around the amount of kids being prescribed to it has increased dramatically. This drug was originally created to help kids with ADHD, but now kids that aren’t even prescribed these drugs are taking them in order to enhance their academic performance (Loe 2008). Is the increase use of this drug becoming a problem, or is there a bigger problem at hand where students feel like they have to take it in order to be and stay successful....   [tags: Adderall, Ritalin, High School, Drugs]
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Ritalin and Aderall - i. Diagnosis of ADHD ADHD is a condition which affects multiple areas of functioning. Because of the widespread diagnosis this disease keeps doctors, pharmaceutical businesses, and teachers employed. According to Diller (2008), the use of drugs like Ritalin is at rates never seen before in this country or anywhere else. Diller also states that “we medicate our children with psychiatric drugs ten or twenty times more than countries of Western Europe (pg50).” Many children are said to be made unhappy, often alienating themselves from parents and others....   [tags: medication, ADHD, children]
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Ethical Issues Assignment: Use of Illegal Smart Drugs - The primary ethical issue that is present in Augustine's case is whether or not to take the Adderall from his friend Ralph in order to concentrate and study for his midterms. There are many mitigating factors that go into this particular issue, namely Augustine's tendency to slack off in his schoolwork and classwork. Taking the Adderall would start a very unhealthy trend of continuing to reward laziness in favor of taking drugs at the last minute to power through. He would not be honestly rewarded for hard work that he had done....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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College Candy Making Success That Much Sweeter - As the saying goes, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” American college students of the 21st century have been forcefully subjected to highly competitive environments due to a multitude of external factors. As of late, the prescription drug, Adderall has become the drug of choice for ambitious college students, and has earned the title of being today’s college candy and academic steroid. First introduced and approved by the U.S. FDA, Adderall became the common treatment for those suffering from ADHD and narcolepsy....   [tags: Drugs]
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Study Drugs: A Student's New Best Friend? - Study Drugs: A Student's New Best Friend. Many people who want to lose weight wish there was a “magic pill” that would eliminate the process of dieting and exercising. Those looking for fun, have the “love pill” commonly known as ecstasy. In an age where everything comes to us so easily, where feelings don’t have to be felt but chemically induced instead, one might address a common problem college students face hoping to find a simple solution. Stuck in the library with a term paper due the next morning and thoughts of your empty bed just waiting for you is not a far fetched scenario for most college students....   [tags: Research Science Scientific Essays] 1641 words
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Neuroenhancers: Are they the answers for our problems? - In the article, “Brain Gain” by Margaret Talbot, it illustrates the growing underground world of neuroenchancing drugs. In her article, she writes about how more and more people are taking neuroenhancers to improve their cognitive functions. People are taking neuroenhancers because they feel pressure to compete and perform well in this stressful society. Talbot’s articles shows how this society has become so obsessed with efficiency and is so competitive that users are making justifiable reasons to take these neuroenhancers....   [tags: Analysis, Brain Gain] 1181 words
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Prevalence of Stimulant Abuse on College Campuses - Examining the prevalence of stimulant misuse and abuse among college students is crucial to understand how widespread this growing problem is. Understanding the extent of stimulant misuse can lead to better education among college students about the dangers of illicit stimulant use and the potential risks and side effects. In studies done at the University of Michigan and the University of Rhode Island, it was found that many students had used prescription stimulants illegally at one point or another in their lifetime, and found access to drugs such as Adderall very easy to obtain....   [tags: Drugs]
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ADHD Stimulant Medication Abuse and Misuse Among U.S. Teens - ADHD Stimulant Medication Abuse and Misuse Among U.S. Teens Over the last decade, a new epidemic has risen in America regarding the sustained trend in teens abusing and misusing stimulant drugs prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), specifically Ritalin and Adderall. There has been an increase in the number of teens diagnosed with ADHD and practitioners prescribing stimulants as treatment. These drugs are known in the teen community as the so-called “study drug”. An alarming high percentage of teens that are not diagnosed with ADHD are using this drug in attempt to achieve academic success as well as abusing it for recreational purposes....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, care]
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Fact or Myth: Drug Free School Zones - Starting college right out of high school, students experience a new sense of freedom. Students are able to come and go as they please, hang out with whoever they want, and stay up late as they desire. The decisions students make is a test of their morals and lessons they have developed throughout their lives. A decision that students across the country are making is the choice to use various different types of drugs. The variety of drugs that are being abused range from alcohol to over-the-counter prescription drugs....   [tags: freedom, illegal drugs, drug users]
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Amphetamines: Recreational or Instrumental - Everyone has his or her own opinion about drugs. Recreational drug use is using an illegal drug to get high. Instrumental use can be described when a person uses the same drug to achieve an effect to complete a task. Society has had many different views about drugs, and has changed its view many times throughout history. Today, we are facing a war on drugs, drug cartels, drug abuse, prison overcrowding and many others. All these have roots with drugs. There are always two sides to every story, and I will show that the use of amphetamines is both recreational and instrumental, and using it prescribed, recreationally or instrumental can have less desired effects according to research....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Neuroenhancers: Are they the answers for our problems? - In the article, “Brain Gain” by Margaret Talbot, it illustrates the growing underground world of neuroenchancing drugs. In her article, she writes about more and more people are taking neuroenhancers to improve their cognitive functions. People are taking neuroenhancers because they feel pressure to compete and perform well in this stressful society. Talbot’s articles shows how this society has become so obsessed with efficiency and is so competitive that they are making justifiable reasons to take these neuroenhancers....   [tags: Health, Medicine, Neuroenhancer] 1097 words
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An In-Depth Analysis on the Prescription of Stimulant Medication as a Treatment for ADHD - Stimulant medication could be the miracle drug, or the most harmful thing to hit the younger generations. Medications such as Adderall and Ritalin are playing a prominent role in many adolescents’ lives, or the lives of people close to them. There is an “underground market” for medications like these, and the market is growing quickly. Whether just to make sure they pass that next test, or if they really believe they need it, stimulants’ popularity is soaring, and not just among adolescents but doctors as well....   [tags: health, medications]
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Effects of Different Drug Use: Short Term and Long Term - Amphetamines are typically used to provide the same effect that pure adrenaline does. The drug is specified for people with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity as well as narcolepsy, although if you decide to abuse the drug and use it for recreational purposes you may start to feel paranoia and nervousness. Using amphetamines can also put a strain on the circulatory system by causing the user's blood pressure to increase suddenly. (Amphetamine) Long term psychological effects of the drug can cause something called amphetamine psychosis which is much like paranoid schizophrenia....   [tags: Drugs]
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ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern - ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern Northeastern middler Gary Brown* reclines his small frame on a couch in his Mission Hill apartment. He looks like a patient on a psychiatrist's couch as he dictates his history of abuse with Ritalin and Adderall. “I started going to concerts with a friend who had a prescription and whose nickname was Bradderall,” Brown said. Ritalin and Adderall are prescription drugs commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Brown has never been diagnosed with ADHD but he started taking the drugs recreationally as a college freshman to have energy for concerts and for partying into the early morning hours....   [tags: College Study Drugs Education Essays] 1655 words
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ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment - According to Dr. Robert Epstein, Medco’s chief medical officer, seventeen percent of total drug cost spending last year was for behavior medicines; compared with sixteen percent for both asthma and antibiotics, eleven percent for skin disorders and six percent for allergy medicines. There was also a 369% increase in spending on ADHD drugs for kids under the age of five. A lot of children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and many of their parents have opted to give them behavioral drugs. Some parents give the drugs because they are not aware of the long term effects or the psychological dependency, and lastly because they are not aware of the alternatives....   [tags: real name]
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Should Stimulant Medication be Used in the Treatment of ADHD? - Of all the different treatments, stimulant medications work to change the brain chemistry to that seen in a brain lacking any psychological disorders. This makes them very effective as it gets to the root of the problem, as compared to therapies that try to mask the problem. The FDA approved stimulant medication affects neural transmitters in the brain, allowing for the neural pathways to work more efficiently. With the neurons firing correctly, the symptoms of ADHD are reduced. There is also other non-stimulant medications used to treat ADHD, but these are less commonly prescribed and less effective than the stimulant medication (Facts About ADHD)....   [tags: brain chemistry, psychological disorder]
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Learning to Cope with ADHD as an Adult Learner - Learning to Cope with ADHD as an Adult Learner Typically when one hears the term “ADHD” and the potential negative effects that it could have on someone striving towards academic success, they immediately think school age children. Though it is more common for children to be diagnosed and treated, 5% of U.S. adults are living with this condition (American Psychiatric Association, 2012). First ADHD must be defined before coping methods can be explained. ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a diagnosis applied to children and adults who consistently display certain characteristic behaviors such as distractibility (poor sustained attention to tasks), impulsivity (impaired impulse c...   [tags: mental health, adults, psychiatry, treatment]
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The Struggle of ADHD Medication and Over Diagnosis - This is a question many parents struggle with. Should I be medicating my child for ADHD. Will the drugs cause other problems for my child. You’re not alone. Many parents have these questions. Some parents choose to give their child medication all the time, some only give the medication when the child is in school, and others choose not to give their child medication at all. ADHD diagnosis has increased dramatically over the last several years. [Over diagnosis and over medication for ADHD needs to stop.] ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder....   [tags: children, stimulants, drugs, therapy]
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The Ethics of Giving Children ADHD Medication - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder that causes children to have problems with paying attention, trouble with following instructions, have impulsive behaviors and become easily distracted. Medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin, are used to treat the symptoms of this disorder by helping the patient to focus and pay attention while also curbing their impulsive behavior and hyperactivity. Side effects of these medications are, but not limited to, anxiety, addiction and in some cases psychosis....   [tags: side effects, symtomps, treatment]
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Schools Discriminate Against Special Need Students - Kids with disabilities are nice young boys and girls, but they don’t always get the chance to show it. People judge them because of what they have. It could be because they can’t speak right, do a math problem like we can, or they could have a mental handicap. Children with disabilities should be treated the same as everyone else. Kids with learning disabilities may not be the best in the class room, but they are smarter than what most people think. A lot of people think that kids with L.D think that they are “dumb” or “lazy,” when really, they just have troubles understanding....   [tags: Disability Discrimination at School]
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Caring for Children with ADHD - ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. ADHD has been a recognized disorder for over 50 years. There are three different types of ADHD. The disorder affects both males and females. ADHD does not affect intellectual ability, individuals with this disorder are just as smart as others. Doctors and researchers are still not sure why some people have ADHD. Researchers show that the disorder of ADHD probably genetic and that it may be inherited....   [tags: attention deficit, hyperactivity] 960 words
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ADHD Medication and Children - Not being able to keep still, talking out of turn, and not being able to resist temptation are many traits of a child under the age of twelve; also, the symptoms of a child diagnosed with ADHD. Though there isn’t a test to determine whether or not a child has ADHD many psychiatrists are quick to incline that the child may have this behavioral disorder even though they could just be acting like children. Not only are psychiatrists too quick to diagnose they’re also quick to prescribe medications that have high risks of causing behavioral changes and disruption of the chemical balance within the brain....   [tags: health, disorders]
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Prescription Drug Abuse - Prescription drug abuse has become increasingly prevalent among teens in the county. There has been an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs for a number of reasons. Some individuals who misuse prescription drugs believe they are safer than other illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a healthcare professional and dispensed by a pharmacist. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified this prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. More and more teens are becoming addicted to these substances and the epidemic is only growing....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Introduction Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), once called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, is one of the most common mental disorders among children. (Elia, Ambrosini, Rapoport, 1999) It affects 3 to 5 percent of all children, with approximately 60% to 80% of these children experiencing persistence of symptoms into adolescence and adulthood, causing a lifetime of frustrated dreams and emotional pain. There are two types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an inattentive type and a combined type....   [tags: ADHD Disorders Health Essays]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder It is very normal for children to be more active, more energetic, less attentive, and more impulsive than adults. When parents complain that their child has difficulty paying attention, controlling his or her activity, or resisting impulses, others may dismiss these problems quickly as normal behavior and that there is no need for alarm. Behavior problems in areas such as school work, getting along with others, and inability to follow through and complete chores, have become so severe as to impair a child’s adjustment are not likely to be outgrown can hardly be considered normal....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 927 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder “ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is like living in a fast moving kaleidoscope where sounds, images and thoughts are constantly shifting.” (NIMH-ADHD) ADHD can be very frustrating and difficult for children. Medication and treatment are available and have been proven effective. Parents can also get frustrated and they could do something wrong. ADHD is effectively treated with medication and therapy. There are three basic types of ADHD....   [tags: Behavior Disorders ADHD NIMH]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: To Medicate or Not to Medicate? - The medical world has seen many changes and advances over the last century, but possibly none that is as financially lucrative then the prescription medication industry. New drugs turn up everyday and claim to treat more and more conditions. On the corner of every block is a pharmacy and their shelves are stocked with prescription medications and it seems they are here to stay. The question is, to medicate or not to medicate. Most regularly we turn to prescription drugs for everything from acne to severe back pain....   [tags: ADHD, health, medical, mental health]
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Overmedicating Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder - Medicating our children for problems such as; Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, bipolar disorder, or autism seems to be a new trend. Unfortunately, these medications have very dangerous side-effects especially in sensitive children like those in foster care. Healthy alternatives are often overlooked for a quick fix pill. Do parents even know what these medications do. Do they know what these medications were originally for. Most medications used for the disorders mentioned earlier were supposed to be used for adults with schizophrenia (source #2)....   [tags: schizophrenia, antipsychotic]
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Debate on the Medicalization of the Ailment Known as ADHD - Among the various conditions that have risen to prominence in the American media, the debate on the medicalization of the ailment known as A.D.H.D. has proven to be controversial. There is a growing concern within the American medical community that due to various sociological reasons, the number of people diagnosed and treated for A.D.H.D. is rising drastically despite the lack of a formal test that guarantees the presence of the disorder. It must be considered that American society has medicalized A.D.H.D....   [tags: adhd, pharmaceutical industry, medication]
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Over-diagnosis and Medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - This research paper will include strict academic research. It will begin by introducing the existence of an over diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and describing the many plausible reasons behind this diagnostic inflation. Although the reasons mentioned in the paper cannot be scientifically tested to provide a direct answer, factual evidence shows a valid correlation. Moving forward, the paper generally addresses the presence of mental disease within the American youth....   [tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)]
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The Debate Over Ritalin Use by Children with ADHD - 1. Introduction For years, the topic of Ritalin, the use of the drug and its short and long term effects has been a controversial one. People who have Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have abnormally low amounts of the neurotransmitting chemical Dopamine in their brains. This chemical plays an important role in the brain as it helps with signal transmission between the neurons. ADHD sufferers have difficulty concentrating and learning, they find it difficult to sit still and are often overly energetic....   [tags: Ritalin Pro-Con Essays]
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TYhe Misuse of Prescription Drugs Among College Students - The misuse of prescription drugs among college students is a growing problem for this generation. There are more students taking non-prescribed prescription drugs for various reasons than ever before. The dangers associated with this are not well known and students do not realize the damage they are doing to themselves now, and the effects it will have on their body and mind in the future. Young people should be educated on this subject and recognize the risks they are taking by consuming these medications....   [tags: medication, safety, dosage, drug education]
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The Puck Bunny Phenomena: Women with Low Self-Esteem - “Buy a girl a drink?” I heard from my stool at the bar. I watched the heavily painted brunette wink, then brush her thinly veiled cleavage against the CHL’s player of the week. She wears a uniform of sorts consisting of a tank top, barely there skirt, and f*ck me pumps. Her name is Tiffany. Part of my job requirements as an Ice Girl is to hang out at the post game party spot interacting with fans. Tiffany has become a regular, and tonight, is dying to tell me about her latest rendezvous. She pulls up the stool next to mine, then on a wave of boozy breath, spills her most recent “Puck Bunny” experience: “…So I was invited over to one of the guy’s apartments, but I didn’t want to go by myself,...   [tags: Puck Bunny Culture]
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Working with Students who have Learning Disabilities - Working with Students who have Learning Disabilities Over the past 10 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities. I need to be aware of how to help those students who have learning disabilities and teach to the best of my ability. I also need to be supportive and understand not every student learns in the same way which is why it is important for me to be flexible in my own style of instruction. I need to be knowledgeable and patient, caring and kind, as I work with all of my students, regardless of ability....   [tags: Special Education] 1496 words
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Drug and alcohol violations on college campuses - Greek members and Athlete students are involved with drugs and alcohol more than college students that are not part of Greek life or athletes. As of the peer pressure and the exposure exhibited in their surroundings does have an impact on their use of drugs and alcohol. For most students, they like to go to college to gain new opportunities to experience college life and to experiment with different things. The United States has over 7,000 higher education institutions and over 15 million students (Brain Track, 2013)....   [tags: Greek Life, College Athletes, Drugs]
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The Overuse of Psychotropic Medications for Children - In less than a year, John Geis was seen by four different medical doctors who diagnosed him with five separate illnesses, including autism, bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression), insomnia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). John's pill regimen kept multiplying, consuming a daily cocktail of mind-altering drugs. The harmful concoction included Risperdal (antipsychotic), Prozac (antidepressant), Adderall (psychostimulant). John's story is far too common in America today....   [tags: Antidepressant Medications]
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Analysis of the Half-Life of a Substance - The rate of a reaction would be the change of concentration of a reactant divided by the time (Green & Damji 161). The rate law is an expression deduced to show the relation of rate to the concentrations of the reactants in a chemical reaction. The rate law equals the rate constant, multiplied by the concentration of the reactants raised to their respective reaction orders (Green & Damji 170). The rate law of the equation given above is: k is the rate constant (given in M/sec or sec-1 or M-1sec-1) A is first reactant and [A] is the concentration of the first reactant (given in M) m is the order with respect to A * Any reactant in brackets refers to the concentration of the particular reac...   [tags: chemical reaction, rate law, reaction order]
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Exploring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - It can probably be said that the average adult thinks of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as just an excuse for not dealing with life’s issues or maybe it is just another way of saying “I can’t handle it” or “I’m so disorganized”. It may help to understand ADHD if we explored the symptoms, diagnosis, effects and treatment of it. The symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inattention is indicated by a lack of attention to details, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, failure to follow through or finish set tasks, easily distracted, and forgetful in daily activities....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Genetic Identification of Major Psychiatric Disorders - Most major psychiatric disorder diagnoses are defined as descriptive syndromes on the basis of expert consensus. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) are the standard diagnostic tools used by psychiatrists and clinicians world-wide. Unfortunately, these manuals are classified by clinical agreement and encounter revision every few years. Perpetual revision and increased medicalization of mental disorders also creates a dilemma for diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depressive disorder and b...   [tags: common genetic risk variants]
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