The Abuse Of Adhd Medication Essay example

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The Abuse of ADHD Medication
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological, behavioral disorder that affects children. In fact Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a disorder that is over diagnosed. Thousands of children who do not have the disorder are diagnosed with it each year. Furthermore, not only children are being misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but also adults. An alarming number of parents are deceiving medical personnel to receive prescription ADHD medication. Medicines such as Adderall and Ritalin are used to treat the disorder. On a child with ADHD, these medications help calm the child. On an adult who does not have the disorder the medication gives them extreme energy or a high. The improper testing and over diagnosing ADHD is the cause of abuse of ADHD medications and fatalities of adults across America. The number of adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has skyrocketed in the last fifteen years. “Between 2002 and 2010, there 's been a 750 percent increase in Adderall prescriptions for women between 26 and 39” (Harris & Zak, 2012). However, not all of these adults actually have the disorder. Multitudes of woman and men are searching for ways to acquire the prescription drugs that treat ADHD. There are websites and books that offer advice on what to say to doctors to receive these pills. On one website the author argued that it’s quite simple to obtain the medications. Abram…

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