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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Problems In Young Children Ritalin Use
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    Is Ritalin being over prescribed to control "behavior" problems in young children Ritalin use has dramatically increased since first appearing on the market in 1980. According to Dr. Richard Brom field (from the American Council on Science and Health), there has been a Five-fold jump in Ritalin production in the past five years. This clearly suggests that Ritalin is being over-prescribed. How many college students get restless and bored when certain teachers drone on and on in their lectures Let...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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