Methylphenidate

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  • Primary Evidence Of Possible Misuse Of Methylphenidate (MP)

    3. RESEARCH PROBLEM; JUSTIICATION; AIM: 3.1. Research Problem The researcher’s primary evidence of possible misuse of methylphenidate (MP) comes from non-scientific sources. According to the Health24 website, South Africa has a higher rate of prescribing medication for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than the United States of America (USA) ("SA has one of the highest prescription rates for ADHD medication", 2016) despite only having an estimated adult prevalence rate of 3.5% for ADHD diagnosis in 2011(Van Schalkwyk & Schronen, 2011). Methylphenidate (MP), commonly known as Ritalin or Concerta, is the most popular psychoactive substance prescribed for ADHD (Bell, Partridge, Lucke, & Hall, 2013; Maier, Liechti, Herzig, & Schaub,…

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  • Ritalin Argumentative Essay

    Ritalin works to enable individuals with ADHD to concentrate, improve memory, be better organized, and make better decisions (Moore 73). Ritalin’s classification is a central nervous system stimulant (Methylphenidate 1). Ritalin works by increasing dopamine levels in the brain. The beneficial effect is achieved by slow and steady increase of medication in the way that dopamine is naturally produced in the brain (Drug Facts 2). Findings in neuroscience supports the dispute for prescription drugs…

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  • Hidden Dangers Of ADHD Medication

    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).…

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  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Research Paper

    are two way to treat ADHD in all ages. Medication is the most popular way to treat ADHD. This is also included with a mix of behavior counseling and teaching. Within the category of medication Psychostimulants are the most popular choice for treatment. Psychostimulants can increase attention, concentration, behavior, and effort and quality in school work. It is shown that seventy to eighty percent of children treated with Psychostimulants responded positively to them (About, n.d.). There…

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  • Don T Medicate Essay

    risks and the comparison it has to illegal drugs in the United States. “In 2000, five lawsuits were filed in U.S. courts alleging that the American Psychiatric Association had promoted the diagnosis of ADHD in cooperation with drug manufacturers as a way to make money” (Gale). Studies have also shown how similar the medication is to drugs such a methamphetamine and cocaine. “And at least three studies using animals hint that exposure to methylphenidate during childhood may alter mood in the…

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  • Strathma Case Studies

    to be adjusted in patients known to be CYP2D6 poor metabolizers, A guideline from The Dutch Pharmacogenetics Working Group includes the recommendation that poor metabolizers can be given the standard dose of atomoxetine, but physicians should be aware of adverse drug events. They also state that for individuals who have more than two functional gene copies of CYP2D6, i.e., individuals with so-called ultra-rapid metabolizer status, physicians should either be alert to reduced efficacy with the…

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  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Essay

    characteristics that people with A.D./H.D. have or posses (Worthley 26-31). People with A.D./H.D. can also have coexisting conditions such as anxiety, depression, conduct disorder, Asperger 's, Tourette 's, and bipolar disorder (32). Some myths 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…

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  • Tourette's Syndrome Summary

    This article focuses on Tourette’s Syndrome (a neuropsychiatric disorder that affects roughly 1% of the population) and the relationship between increased gamma band activity in the thalamus promoted by deep brain stimulation and inhibition or minimization of tics and/or other symptoms of Tourette’s in both short-term and long-term evaluations. To clarify, tics are involuntary physical or verbal reactions that begin during early childhood and are characteristic of Tourette’s Syndrome. This…

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  • ADD/ADHD Medication Side Effects In Children

    ADD/ADHD Medication Side Effects in Children Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that causes an individual to have a short attention span, not be able to manage their behavior properly, and creates impulsiveness. People of all ages can have this disorder, but often times the ones who struggle most are children. Because of this condition, children may need to take medication in order to keep their behavior under control and manage their attention. Being on a drug at a young…

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  • Oral Midazolam Evaluation

    “Comparative Evaluation of oral Midazolam, Oral Ketamine and Oral Midazolam-Ketamine combination as conscious sedative agents in Unco-operative pediatric dental patients” Abstract Introduction: Pediatric dentists often encounter young, fearful and uncooperative patients. Managing anxious children in the operatory has always been a challenging task. Various aversive and non-aversive techniques have been employed to manage such patients. But these techniques cause a traumatic experience in the…

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