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  • Ritalin And The Other Drugs
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    'Why didn't the ADHD boy introduce his girlfriend to any of his friends? A) He can't remember her name; or better yet, How would they diagnose ADD in a chicken? A) It never gets all the way across the road because of all the distractions. You could say growing up was hard; everyday I had to endure cruel teeny bopping teenagers who didn't understand my condition. What really made it hard was that I didn't even understand my condition. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit...
  • 1950 The Prescription Drug Ritalin
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    Is Ritalin Good? Have you ever suffered or known anyone that has suffered from attention deficit disorder? A.D.D. is a biologically based condition causing a persistent pattern of difficulties, which includes three types of behavior. These three types are difficulty attending or focusing on a specific task, difficulty inhibiting behavior, and difficulty controlling impulses. In 1950 the prescription drug Ritalin was patented and manufactured by the CIBA-Geigy Corporation. This drug stimulates th...
  • Disorders Similar To Adhd
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    Ritalin and Its Uses In recent years, more and more kids seem to be on a prescription drug called Ritalin. This drug is being handed out more and more by doctors as a way of treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a complex neurological impairment that prevents kids from concentrating. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, it rose from 200 grams per 100,000 people to over 1400 grams per 100,000 people in the last fifteen years. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates tha...
  • Ritalin Acts In The Brain
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    Ritalin May Trigger Long-Term Brain Cell Changes Kids all over the country take Ritalin to relieve symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The drugs use has dramatically increased since first appearing on the market in 1980. Now how many college students get restless and bored when certain teachers drone on and on in their lectures. Lets face it some people can not present the work in an interesting enough way to keep our attention. So are we all stricken with ADD? Doctors have alw...
  • Several Million Children On Ritalin
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    RITALIN: A DRUG OF CONTROVERSY During the summer of 1999, my daughter was prescribed the medication Ritalin. At first thought, my wife and I were happy knowing our daughter would be able to succeed successfully in her life endeavors. After dealing with many problems in school, from grades kindergarten through 4th grade, we dealt with: behavior problems; attitude problems; and problems of getting along with other kids, just to name a few. During 3rd grade she was even separated from the rest of t...
  • Over Prescription Of The Drug Ritalin
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    ... op kins 3 The parents of six year old James Patrick Smith receive a phone call from the school guidance counselor informing them of their child's recent hyperactive behavior. After a short conference, the guidance counselor suggests to the parents a solution for young James' problem; as a result, the family visits their family doctor and the doctor diagnoses James with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) during a one hour appointment. To remedy the disorder, the doctor prescribes the 'savior dr...
  • Ritalin And The Other Drugs
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    Ritalin is Good, Ritalin is Easy Seven years ago I was diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. In other words, I had a chronic problem paying attention. As a form of treatment for ADHD, I was put on a controversial drug called Ritalin. Now being at the age of sixteen, it was not really my choice whether I wanted to take a doctor's prescription or not. Now that I have grown up a bit and understand things better, I am questioning the benefits of prescribing Ritalin to tr...
  • Side Effects Of Higher Doses Of Ritalin
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    Ritalin: Is it a miracle drug or are we creating a society of child junkies Methylphenidate, more commonly known as Ritalin, is a stimulant drug used in the treatment of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD / ADHD) in children. This disorder seems to be becoming more and more common, as is using Ritalin for its treatment. However, ADD / ADHD does not seem to be a biological disorder, so why is it being treated with a biological drug Ritalin is being used to stunt activities that are c...
  • Adhd And Ritalin
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    Ritalin Several million children are being treated with Ritalin and other stimulants on the grounds that they have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and suffer from inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity. Ritalin and the amphetamines can for most purposes be considered one type of drug. The number of children being drugged has escalated several-fold in the last few years. Ritalin and amphetamine have almost identical adverse effects on the brain, mind and behavior, including th...
  • Ritalin On Children
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    The Dark side of a Wonder Drug-A Selected Collection of Testimony on the Safety of Ritalin " We give our children every day, yet we punish adults for taking speed,'s t ated a concerned parent (Ritalin Zone). A trip to the principal's office used to mean big trouble. These days, more kids are showing up in the school office just to get their midday dose of Ritalin. Ritalin, the drug used to treat hyperactivity in children, is being seized on by a generation worried about controlling inappropriate...
  • Drug The Children
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    Should Ritalin, which is a stimulant be used to help cope Attention Deficit Disorder. Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD is a neuro biological disorder. "Neurobiological" refers to the structure and functions of part of the brain. People with ADD may have imbalances or differences in the chemicals used by the brain to control activity, attention, motor skills and other aspects of behavior. Ritalin belongs to the class of drugs known as stimulants, which is considered a class II drug. It is essent...
  • Ritalin For The Treatment Of Diagnosed Adhd
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    Ritalin: A Miracle Drug, or Another Cocaine? If the term "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" (ADHD) is mentioned, the first thing that comes to many people's minds is a drug called Methylphenidate, commonly referred to as "Ritalin". Most people know Ritalin is prescribed for ADHD, and they most likely know at least one person who is currently taking it. However, in the 1960's, Ritalin and many other amphetamines were recognized as abusive substances, so many new controls were introduced t...
  • Eeg In Adhd Children
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    The Over-diagnosis of ADHD In Bobby second grade classroom, his teacher threw up her hands and said, That is it! On that very morning, Bobby leaped out of his seat seven times to go sharpen his pencil, each time accidentally colliding into other students desks and chairs, sending papers and books plunging to the floor. Bobby screamed out comments to every slightly comical part of the book that the teacher read. His teachers last straw was when, after repeatedly kicking the desk in front of him, ...
  • Drug Ritalin
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    Ritalin is a drug that many of us have probably heard of. It is a drug prescribed to students with ADHD. Is a drug whose use is very beneficial for our children, or is it a drug that should be cautiously prescribed and saved for only the worse ADHD I feel that people should use more caution in the prescription of Ritalin. The term ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Its characteristics are people whose minds are often wondering, focusing on many different things at once. ADHD...
  • Problem With The Over Prescription Of Ritalin
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    Is Ritalin Over Prescribed Imagine for a moment that you are nine years old again. You are sitting in your third grade classroom trying as hard as you can to listen to your teacher, but you just can't. The heater is making this clicking sound that won't stop and the class hamster is running all over his cage. Further more, there is a light in the corner that keeps blinking like it is going to go out at anytime. It seems like your teacher has been talking forever and you just can't stand still. A...
  • Side Effects Of Ritalin
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    Although American culture has changed over the years, parents today still want what is best for their children. Why then, are parents allowing their children to be put on medications that may have an adverse effect on their children Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) have increasingly been diagnosed among young children today. Parents should become more informed about the over diagnosing, side effects, results of the medication and all other pertin...

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