Hidden Dangers Of Adhd Medication Essay

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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 treatment. Pharmacological treatment is helping ADHD patients overcome this disorder furthermore there is no evidence that the medication causes insomnia, depression, or heart complications.
One of the most common misconceptions about ADHD medication is that it causes insomnia in its patients. 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…

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