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    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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    Methylphenidate, commonly known as Ritalin, is a commonly prescribed central nervous system stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Medical use of methylphenidate began in 1960 and an estimated 2.4 billion doses are prescribed a year. Methylphenidate is thought to act through the inhibition of dopamine and norepinephrine transporters in neurons, especially those of dopaminergic pathways of the brain. The dopaminergic pathways of the brain are…

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    ADHD: A Common Disorder

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    from the teacher, parents, and the student. They observed the student’s behavior during class and at home by a behaviorist. They can get checked by a doctor or psychologist which they can diagnosis the student with ADHD. Also, the method I see accurate is the CT scan and MRI assessment of a particular part of the brain which correlates with those of ADHD. This disorder seems to be an active format of diagnosing ADHD since we can have a large size of misdiagnosing students. Children or…

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    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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    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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    ADHD Medication

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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…

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    Every year three million children are prescribed drugs to help them focus. These drugs increase concentration at the time, which is why they are so widely used by college students, but what a lot of studies fail to mention are the long term affect drugs such as Adderall, and Ritalin will have on an individual. ADHD- Involves inattention, impulsivity, and excessive motor activity resulting in academic and social problems. (Berk) Children with ADHD cannot focus on tasks that require mental effort…

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    Children With ADHD Essay

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    Children with ADHD For this assignment, I have chosen to focus on children who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). As a matter of fact, the families of these children are also impacted when a child is diagnosed with ADHD. Although, both boys and girls can be diagnosed with ADHD the diagnosis is more prevalent in boys (Laver el al. 2011). According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental health disorders (DSM-5) surveys suggest that ADHD occurs in most cultures and…

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    ADHD In Adolescents

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    Introduction The statistics regarding the increase in ADHD rates in the United States over the past years are alarming. This issue is of great concern to not only adolescents but parents. Each year ADHD diagnoses are on the rise. The percentage goes up three present each year. In 2011 approximately 6.4 million adolescents were diagnosed with ADHD in the United States alone. Each year diagnoses go up by three percent. If this is true than as of 2016 there are on average 7.3 million adolescents…

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    I believe that ADHD is Overdiagnosed because of one main reason. Diagnosis is way too broad. What i mean by this is that the way they diagnose ADHD could include people that don't have ADHD. A good example of his would be the DSM-IV Outlines, these out lines have 3 sets of indicators for ADHD these include inattention , hyperactivity and impulsivity. Now think this does sound like somebody who has ADHD ,but think about this for a second this could include lots of children, even ones…

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