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  • Adderall: A Case Study

    1996 to market the product as a treatment for Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (Pelham et al., 1999). The composition of Adderall is identical to the original Obetrol form. It is comprised of four active ingredients, which each account for twenty five percent of the drug’s composition. The active ingredients in Adderall are: dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, and amphetamine sulfate (Phelan, 2006). The mixture of these four amphetamine based salts is what gives Adderall its stimulant properties and makes it a good treatment for ADHD. ADHD is a chronic neurological disorder that is characterized by over activity, impulsivity, and an inability to focus (National Institute of Mental Health, n.d.). The stimulant effects of Adderall restore the balance of the naturally occurring chemicals, dopamine and norepinephrine, in the brain, thus increasing focus and minimizing hyperactivity in individuals with ADHD (Ellinwood, King, & Lee 1995). Mechanism of Adderall As stated above, Adderall is a racemic mixture of amphetamines and dextroamphetamines (Pelham et al., 1999). Amphetamines are characterized as dopamine releasers that elevate levels of dopamine in the synaptic cleft, the space between neurons at a nerve synapse, by four distinct mechanisms. The primary mechanism involves amphetamine acting as a substrate for dopamine transporters. The transporters are responsible for pumping dopamine out…

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  • Case Study Of Roger's Vignette

    After reading Roger’s vignette, it is apparent that he has moderate stimulant use disorder, with the use of amphetamine-type substances (APA, 2013; Roberts & Louie, 2015). The symptoms that Roger presents in the vignette are hyperactivity and restlessness from childhood, high blood pressure, nausea, use if crystal meth and dextroamphetamine, crashing when stimulants wear off, switching from snorting to smoking meth, failed business and marriage, behavioral problems in school, low energy,…

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  • Chronic Disorder (ADHD)

    doctor will more likely question parents about the mental health in their family. Also they will tell parents to watch over the person who may have ADHD. People can also be diagnosed with ADHD by answering a questionnaire test that weighs out the symptoms the person is having to see if their symptoms lean towards ADHD or not. They as well do psychological tests which measures a sample of behavior. Finding the correct treatments for ADHD can either include medications or behavioral therapies.…

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  • Amphetamine Drug Discovery

    Therefore, amphetamines are not widely used and suggested in the medical field. However, there are still some medications available in the U.S. that contains amphetamines, such as Dextroamphetamine, Levoamphetamine, Lisdexamphetamine, Methamphetamine, Adderall, Adderall XR, and Dexedrine. These are amphetamines is inclusive of many of the amphetamines or amphetamine containing drugs that are marketed under various brand names throughout the U.S. amphetamines are legal if they are used by the…

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  • Adhd Research Paper

    Adderall is one of these drugs. Adderall is a stimulant. It contains a combination of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine which stimulate the part of the brain that causes impulses and hyperactivity. Adderall though effective can be unsafe to use. If you overdose on either Amphetamine or Dextroamphetamine you could become gravely ill or even die. There are also many side effects to this drug. This drug can cause irregular heartbeats. It can also cause a burning sensation when urinating. There are…

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  • Adderall Research Paper

    Adderall is combination drug of stimulants, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which are used in this medicine to treat people with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD). It is a total treatment plan for psychological and social disorders and other treatments. Adderall may help to increase the ability to pay attention, concentrate, stay focused and stop moving so frequently. Like any other thing or medicine, too much is never good. People should only take certain medicines if and…

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  • The Basics And Treatment Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    address all settings the child might be in, being able to reduce ADHD’s core characteristics (hyperactivity, impulsivity, and short-attention spans), as well as keeping up with the behavior-altering treatment. However, it can be most effective in situations where the child has other psychological disorders co-existing with their ADHD. In these situations, the stimulants used to treat ADHD cannot be used to fix the other disorders the child has. The other point the article makes is how medication…

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  • Argumentative: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    could fall under the symptoms because its very common for people to be overly hyper at times and be absentminded, etc. The extremely popular myth that medicine prescriptions for ADHD having greatly increased in the past few years’ means that the condition is being over diagnosed but there is little evidence to support that claim. It’s possible that with the recent publicity this disorder has been receiving, that it is more clearly understood and widely recognized which could’ve led to people…

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  • Drug Use And Drug Abuse

    The most common drugs done by 12th graders are alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. How do people ingest these drugs, liquid, smoke, needle, and eating? There are many ways to ingest different types of drugs such as caffeine, nicotine, Ritalin, Adderall, cocaine, and crack. Caffeine is the most popular drug in America and can be digested through a drink such as coffee and sodas but also can be intake by a pill form. Nicotine is very legal in the United States and one of the most addictive drugs.…

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  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Essay

    people have about A.D./H.D. are that all kids with it are hyperactive, kids with the disorder never pay attention, they could behave better if they wanted to, that they will eventually grow out of it, and that medication is the best treatment for A.D./H.D (Smith, Robinson, and Segal). Medications and Treatments "Stimulant medications including amphetamines (e.g., Adderall) and methylphenidate (e.g., Ritalin and Concerta) are often prescribed to treat children, adolescents, or adults diagnosed…

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