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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  • Methylphenidate Research Paper

    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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  • 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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  • ADHD: A Common Disorder

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Psychological Effects Of Ritalin

    In 1956, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved the use of Ritalin as an oral tablet with the active ingredient as methylphenidate hydrochloride. At first, Ritalin was mainly prescribed for use to treat chronic fatigue, depression, narcolepsy, and to offset the sedating effects of other medications. During the 1960s researchers focused on Ritalin as a form treatment of "hyperkinetic syndrome," which in now commonly known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In the…

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  • ADHD Medication

    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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