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  • 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...
  • Ritalin Use
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    Ritalin The Babysitter of the 90's 07/03/2000 Prepared for Nursing 2116 by Tracey Hardin Ritalin (Methylphenidate) is a mild CNS stimulant. In medicine, Ritalin's primary use is treatment of Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). The mode of action in humans is not completely understood, but Ritalin presumably activates the arousal system of the brain stem and the cortex to produce its stimulant effect. Recently, the frequency of diagnosis for ADHD has increased dramatically. More chil...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Add And Ritalin
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    Ritalin remains the leading drug prescribed in the United States for the treatment of Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Since the debut of Ritalin in 1956, numerous doctors began prescribing it because of its calming effect on hyperactive children. ADD and Ritalin continue to rise each year and now the United States consumes ninety percent of the world's Ritalin. In fact, today, more than two million kids take Ritalin on a daily basis. Could th...

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