Hidden Dangers Of ADHD Medication

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Hidden Dangers of ADHD Medication
There are mixed emotions when it comes to the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and treatment plans. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016) stated, “ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood” (“Facts about ADHD,” para. 1). One would think taking any medication over an extended time period would cause some kind of health problems, however, that is further from the truth. There are various types of ADHD pharmacological treatments but they general fall under two categories, stimulant and non-stimulant medications (Martinez-Raga, Knecht, Szerman & Martinez, 2013). There are no hidden dangers associated with ADHD patients taking pharmacological for
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In one study conducted in 2014; were pharmacological treatment was not used with ADHD patients, the results showed that the ADHD patients exhibited sleep problems naturally (Becker, Langberg & Evans, 2014). As previously stated earlier that ADHD medication falls into two categories stimulant and non-stimulant. Adderall is an example of amphetamines and Ritalin is an example of methylphenidates both, which is stimulants that come in two, forms short and long acting (By Mayo Clinic Staff, 2016). Long-acting forms like Daytrana: is a stimulant that comes in a patch form and the advantage of this drug is the patient can remove the patch a few hours before it is no longer needed (Methylphenidate, n.d.). More common forms of stimulant medication come in oral form; with the oral form the patient is left with the medication effects until they wear off (Methylphenidate, n.d.). Taking any kind of stimulant should be avoided within several hours before going to bed, thus it is recommended stimulates should be given before any morning activates. In the same way, insomnia is connected to ADHD, the same can be said about …show more content…
In actuality patients with ADHD typically suffer from other disorders as well (Lundervold, Hinshaw, Sørensen & Posserud, 2016). In the same fashion of insomnia, depression in ADHD patients could be another product of the disorder in and of itself (Lundervold, et al., 2016). Non- stimulant medication or antidepressants have been used to treat patients with ADHD since 2003 (“Facts About ADHD,” 2016). Non- stimulate pharmacological treatments are used because the patient may have a family history of cardiovascular complications or a less than operable condition themselves (Martinez-Raga et al., 2013). Equally important is the next stereotype associated with ADHD medication and cardiovascular

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