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Out of Order Disorder - Out of Order Disorder It has been known since the beginning of time that not all people have the same brain function, social graces or self control. Children have daydreamed, been distracted, wiggled and have been routinely disruptive in classrooms. The condition dubbed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a new name for old behaviors. It has only been the last 40 or so years that these behaviors have become known as a disorder. They were previously accepted, on the most part, as common childhood behavior that would be outgrown....   [tags: Child Development]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ... This is the most common type of ADHD. The origin and cause of ADHD is not known. There are ideas and theories, but there is no sure fire way to know why a person possesses it. One thought to the origin is that the genes controlling the levels of certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters seem to be different in those with ADHD. One thought on to what can cause ADHD is Genetics. It is thought that genetics passed on by family may play a role. A child who has a sibling or parent who has ADHD has a raised risk of developing ADHD (NIMH)....   [tags: relationships, inattentiveness, symptoms]
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Adderall and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ... Adderall however, has been one of the most popular drugs prescribed to ADHD patients. Adderall is an FDA approved drug concocted mixture of various drugs including amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. There are two types of adderall in the market, the regular and the XR, which is extended release. The half-life of the medication refers to how long it takes for the drug to be cleared from the bloodstream. Generally speaking with the two types of adderall, regular adderall has a half-life of 4-6 hours, meaning it is eradicated from the body within 60 hours....   [tags: depression, amphetamine, cocaine] 587 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Personality. For a typical person with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) sitting down to do a task such as homework can be agonizing, the physical act of staying in place, being as difficult as concentrating on the work. The person with ADHD may go on in life to have social problems because symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity, are mistaken as laziness or self-centeredness (14). The problems of ADHD often develop further manifesting as compulsive disorder, depression, school and job failure, relationship trouble, and substance addiction (5)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ... Third, the paper will focus on the importance of a proper diagnosis and the consequences that can arise from a misdiagnosis and improper treatment. The fourth point that will be addressed is that increased access to technology, such as television, at a young age may increase a child’s risk for a shorter attention span which is indicative of environmental factors playing a role in childhood ADHD as well as the shortened attention spans of the majority of individuals. In addition, this paper will propose the idea that it is not the ADHD that should be “fixed” but rather society should adapt itself to the shorter attention spans shared by most people....   [tags: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment] 774 words
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The Proper Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is thought to effect between two and seven percent of all childhood population, and roughly five percent of all adults. (Heal and Pierce 713-738, Weiss and Weiss 27-37) Kids and adults with ADHD exhibit a wide variety of symptoms ranging from inattention to impulsivity to hyperactivity, all of which can be treated with a correct application of modern medicine. (Jones 12-20) But as concerned parents look harder at modern treatments many begins to raise concerns about unwelcomed and unnecessary side effects such as increased chances of problematic cardiovascular issues....   [tags: Psychology]
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Taking a Look at Ritalin - ... Food and and Drug Administration. According to studies and surveys conducted by the CDC, approximately 4.3 million ADHD affected patients are currently prescribed Ritalin. The New York Times has reported that sales of Ritalin have more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, from $4 billion to $9 billion. This increase is working as a different kind of stimulant toward fears that this drug is being prescribed not completely for the purpose of treating ADHD, but also to be beneficial toward enhancement of performance in school, improve failing grades, and to keep overactive children from disturbing their classmates....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactive disorder] 739 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ... Cory’s little brother has also been diagnosed with ADHD as well but this is the first for the family looking at the medical history. Cory is still very young but has never been in any real trouble with the law thus far and his...   [tags: the case of Cory] 1133 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ... Given this statistic, in 1970, 150,000 children were diagnosed with this condition, to now a massive four million diagnosed in the year 2005 (Ritalin is Dangerous). The United States uses eighty percent of the world’s Ritalin (Ritalin is Dangerous). Many people point to this statistic in that this culture has led to this drug be overly permissive to medicating children rather than punishing them. There is no accurate or reliable diagnostic test for ADHD, and some experts question whether it even exists (Medications for Mental Illness are Overprescribed)....   [tags: public health problems] 1952 words
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Ritalin and Its Effects on Children - Thesis: Today there is a great debate concerning the diagnosis and treatment of ADD/ADHD and who has the right to decide what happens. It is estimated that between 3 and 12 percent of the population has to deal with conditions known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). This equals approximately 3 million children in the United States alone. Both of these disorders (ADD and ADHD) exhibit the same traits leading them to be lumped together. Children affected by ADD or ADHD have behavior and emotional problems....   [tags: Research Papers Disorders Papers]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), is the most common psychiatric disorder among children today. It’s symptoms are not necessarily obvious and start at various times. Some children give indication of having the disorder before they are born, others are not diagnosed with having it until their preteen years. ADHD overlaps with several other conditions, further confusing physicians and mental health professionals who attempt to provide a diagnosis. Hyperactive children, who are often misdiagnosed as "emotionally disturbed," create a lot of chaos in the home and at school....   [tags: essays research papers] 1312 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Might be Affecting more People that Previously Thought - ... Because the classroom requires extensive listening, organization, and rote memorization, those that are suffering from A.D.H.D have significant problems in school. Children with A.D.H.D during the middle age childhood often begin to experience a pattern of academic and social failure, which can lead to a poor self-esteem and sometimes depression. These evaluations often do begin with parenting and teacher checklist to see if the child has enough symptoms of inattention, and/or hyperactive and impulsivity to meet the criteria for having ADHD....   [tags: children, teens, adults] 987 words
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Working with Students who have Learning Disabilities - Working with Students who have Learning Disabilities Over the past 10 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities. I need to be aware of how to help those students who have learning disabilities and teach to the best of my ability. I also need to be supportive and understand not every student learns in the same way which is why it is important for me to be flexible in my own style of instruction. I need to be knowledgeable and patient, caring and kind, as I work with all of my students, regardless of ability....   [tags: Special Education] 1496 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ... Stress is a normal survival instinct for human beings. But for a child diagnosed with ADHD, stress may be a normal everyday occurrence, multiple times a day. And over time, this could cause physical harm to the human body and therefore affect development in adolescents. The cognitive development of a child diagnosed with ADHD is drastically affected, mainly attributed to the inability to focus. A child may quickly fall behind in school and fall behind his or her classmates and require a special education plan (Harpin, 2005, p.i2)....   [tags: influence on adolescent development]
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Adderall Side Effects - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that is characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. Adderall increased in popularity upon approval by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used for the treatment of ADHD and treatment of the sleep disorder, narcolepsy, in the 1990s. Although Adderall has been proven effective in decreasing and preventing ADHD symptoms, there are concerns regarding cardiac side effects and the potential for dependence and abuse of its chemical components....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Website Review - Review of Kids Health Website The internet is widely used with massive amounts of information at the tips of ones fingers. Kids Health is a website that has been around for almost twenty years. Having four sites in one, with sections for parents, kids, teens, and educators ensures them an audience of all ages and backgrounds. Kids Health, dedicated to providing the audience with wide prospective, factual advice, and comfort on a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues affecting children and teens (Health, 2012)....   [tags: using the internet for kid's health]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed disorder among children (1). The disorder affects approximately 3-5 percent of children of school age (1), with each classroom in the United States having at least one child with this disorder (1). Despite the frequency of this disease in the United States, there still remains many discrepancies about the disorder itself, starting from the diagnosis and frequent misdiagnosis of ADHD, as well as the question of whether or not ADHD is an actual medical condition, or just a "cultural disease" (3)....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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The Correlation between Television and Attention Deficit Disorder - It is commonly accepted that there is a considerable genetic element in the incidence of attention deficit disorder Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD). The occurrence of many families where ADD and ADHD disorders exist is convincing evidence. ADD is inattentive type of disorder while ADHD is a disorder with hyperactivity, but both can cause difficulty in completing school work and assignments in a timely manner. Either can affect a child's ability to keep track of their homework, belongings, and responsibilities....   [tags: Free Example Essays] 415 words
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder -   This paper will attempt to describe Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The different causative factors, as well as the diagnosis of this disorder will also be described. Finally, the different treatments that are available for ADHD will be discussed.   Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a psychological condition that usually begins in early childhood and often lasts into adulthood (University of Illinois, n.d.). Have you ever noticed a child having trouble concentrating, that can't seem to sit still, who interrupts others during their conversation, or has acted impulsively without thinking....   [tags: psychological conditions, academic/social problems]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Neurobiology of a Disorder or a Difference? - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Neurobiology of a Disorder or a Difference. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a phrase that has moved out of the realm of pure science or psychology and into common parlance. Like depression, the public has a general and vague sense of the "type" of person who may have ADHD, and has heard the name Ritalin, the main drug used in treatment, bandied about. As the name of the disorder implies, its symptoms present generally as "inattention and a combination of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors" (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ... Patients struggle in school and experience poor academic performances which causes low self-esteem (Barlow & Durand, 2013, p. 221). One major difference is that bipolar patients have depressive and suicidal behavior. Conduct disorder is a rule out because it’s too early to determine the disorder. Jason doesn’t display the main symptoms like violence or stealing (Barlow & Durand, 2013, p.449). However, he does show impairment in school and gets away from what he wants. As described by his parents his behavior seems to get worse as he ages....   [tags: case study]
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Ritalin and Other Methylphenidates - Ritalin and Other Methylphenidates What Kind of Drug Is It. Ritalin and other methylphenidates belong to a class of drugs called stimulants, which typically excite or speed up the brain and body. Stimulants increase endurance, reduce hunger, make the user feel less tired, and produce feelings of well-being and happiness. Many substances, both legal and illegal, are considered stimulants. Caffeine is a mild stimulant found naturally in coffee, tea, and chocolate. Amphetamines (am-FETT-uh-meens) are powerful stimulant drugs available only by prescription....   [tags: stimulant, narcolepsy,abuse] 728 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ... Therefore, parents and teachers may fail to notice that the child has ADHD. Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive. Symptoms of impulsiveness include -difficulty learning from consequences of their behaviour. Short fuses and often accident prone. This type is combined of hyperactive and inattentive. Most children with ADHD fall into this category of behaviours (National Institute of Mental Health Website 2014). ADHD can cause different problems for children, some of which include; forgetting things almost instantly, failure to finish what they start, often they may seem thoughtless, selfish and rude to other children which regularly makes them unpopular with other children of a...   [tags: hyperactive, impulsive, conduct disorder] 781 words
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Integrating Children into the Classroom without Medication - ... Children are quick to live up to expectations weather those expectations are positive or negative a child is just as quick to jump on board with those negative expectations. Making the class room environment a vicious cycle of the teacher dreading the child’s arrival and the child feeling like they constantly have to live up to the “Dennis the Menace” reputation expected of him or her. Children in general are quite notorious for their short attention spans, the ADHD child’s attention span is a fraction of a child without ADHD, Which becomes another Obstacle for them once they start their education career....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactive disorder] 1036 words
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A Need to Foster and Adoption - ... An adoptive child may also be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADD is when a child has trouble paying attention to important events like school, dinner, and homework. ADHD is when a child is hyperactive and cannot pay attention or sit still. When a child is diagnosed with ADD or ADHD that problem needs to be handled. There are doctors that specialize in ADD and ADHD and will evaluate the child to see if that child has ADD or ADHD....   [tags: parents, special needs, physical problems] 1370 words
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Journal on Three Learning Disabilities - ... However, I do have friends that have ADHD. Most have outgrown it, and learnt to handle it, since they have had help. It is thinking back, I feel like there were more people in my life that may have had this, but I may have been too young to realize this. I do not think that I know any adults that have ADHD, as it is less common among adults . Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, and Autism are terms used for a group of disorders of brain development. These disorders may be noticed in different forms, most involving difficulties socially....   [tags: attention, disorder, concentrating, austim] 571 words
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Ritalin - The Wonder Drug Or The Monster Creator? - `Why didn't the ADHD boy introduce his girlfriend to any of his friends. A) He can't remember her name; or better yet, How would they diagnose ADD in a chicken. A) It never gets all the way across the road because of all the distractions. You could say growing up was hard; everyday I had to endure cruel teeny bopping teenagers who didn’t understand my condition. What really made it hard was that I didn’t even understand my condition. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit/ Hyper- activity Disorder....   [tags: essays research papers] 1653 words
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A New Computer System for the Library - There is an increasing debate on the subject of using prescription drugs to treat the condition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. The use of methylphenidate stimulants for treatment of ADHD is a huge concern of many physicians and parents. There are several alternatives to using drug therapy when children are diagnosed with ADHD, and these are alternatives which should be exhausted before placing children on stimulant drug-therapies. For over twenty-five years, hyperactivity has been a problem with children, usually found when the children are school age....   [tags: Papers] 2152 words
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Too Much, Too Soon - Children are full of energy naturally, but there are some people who determined this to be a problem. According to Julian Haber, “More than 90 percent of methylphenidate (Ritalin) is produced and prescribed for children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (2). Doctors, teachers, and parents who support this medication claim that it helps children focus their energy and stay task oriented. However, they should also take a close look at possible long term effects this type of medication may have mentally and physically....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Atention Deficit Disorder Pandemic - According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (2004), that 3-5% of children have had ADD/ADHD consistently since the 1940’s, although over 15% of children in school take ADD/ADHD prescriptions every day. In which a large portion of the diagnosis are coming straight from the General physician. Family physicians are rarely trained to identify mental illnesses but instead of leaving their scope of practice they diagnose their patient irresponsibly. Misdiagnoses for ADD/ADHD are fairly common since the guidelines of the mental illness is vague and can easily be mistaken for a child just acting immature for his grade....   [tags: mental illness, children, medication]
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Is Reward or Punishment more of a Motivation to help Someone Complete a Task? - Motivation towards finishing a specific task has always been around whether you know it or not. Whenever a person is doing something, they can think of two ways that the outcome will be of completing a task; they will get rewarded if they do the task correctly or will be threatened to be hurt or get something taken away from them if they do poorly in that specific task. This article will explain whether reward or punishment is more of a motivation to help someone complete a task that was asked to do so....   [tags: motivation, reward system, punishment] 2020 words
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Explaining the Behavior of an Inattentive, Impulsive, Hyperactive Student - Fred is a student in my class who has shown characteristics of frequent inattentive, submitting incomplete work as well as answers he does complete are correct. He also talks out of turn, interrupts other students when they talk, and sometimes offers rude comments. Even though, I send him to the principal’s office, it does not seem to help. To help accommodate Fred in the classroom, I must first go back to my knowledge from my ED543 Educational and Psychology of Exceptional Children class to link his behavior to how, when, and why Fred is inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive....   [tags: interventions, accommodations, behavior] 1885 words
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The Multimodel Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (MTA) - What did the Multimodal Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (MTA) study find. The Multimodal Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder study was designed to analyze the leading treatments of ADHD that included drug therapy, in-depth behavior therapy, or a consolidation of the two. There was an initial 14-month study and a 6 to 8 year follow-up (Molina et al., 2011). The ages of the children that were studied initially were 7 to about 10 years old. One of the findings that the initial 14 month study indicated was that the kind of treatment, (medication, behavior therapy, community care or, combinations of treatment), did not forecast how the children would be behaving 6...   [tags: study, therapy, behavior, treatment, medication]
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Internet Addiction and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - The world as we know it has begun to turn into one of modern technology and reliance on modern technology. The coming generations will grow up with even more technology surrounding them in addition to mp3s, cell phones, computers, convenience machines, and the internet. The internet is always expanding and encompassing more as time passes on. From its’ development to today, the internet is used for more than information gathering, such as playing video games, games, socializing via chatting, Skype, social networking sites, watching movies, and more....   [tags: attention deficit hyperactivity]
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Ritalin is Not the Solution to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Ritalin is Not the Solution to Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder         Parents should stop making hasty decisions and consider alternatives when deciding whether or not to use Ritalin, a drug prescribed for children with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (AD[H]D. It is important for parents to realize a hasty decision, on their part or on their doctor's part, may lead to a misdiagnosis of their child's true condition which may just be an overactive child. If parents are treating just an overactive child with Ritalin, they may just be "Drugging Up" their child for no good reason....   [tags: Drugs Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Central Nervous System Stimulant: Ritalin - Ritalin is a brand name for methylphenidate. Ritalin is a mild central nervous system stimulant that doctors prescribe to treat several disorders. The most common use of Ritalin is for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Another known use of Ritalin is in the treatment of Narcolepsy. A doctor might also prescribe it to treat depression. Ritalin and other drugs in the stimulant class, work by increasing the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in the brain....   [tags: disorders, treatment, methylphenidate]
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Solving the Ritalin Riddle - Sadly, 75 out of 100 children who visit a psychiatrist's office for the very first time, leave with at least one prescription for ADD or ADHD. Kirk Martin, Founder of educational foundation Celebrate. ADHD, states “We must change everything else-our attitudes and expectations, diet and nutrition, the way we reach and teach kids-before we change our children through medication.” Parents of children whose behavior is regarded as difficult or out of control are encouraged to believe their child has a "disease"....   [tags: Behavior Modification]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder "Robert daydreamed so much that he was pulled out of school. Frank went into such trancelike dreams that one had to shout at him to bring him back. Equally problematic were Sam's restlessness and verbal diatribes. Virginia, too, demonstrated a tendency to talk on and on. Thomas experienced school problems, in part because of his high energy. Nick's tendency to act without thinking caused him to have several scrapes with death and near-tragedies, such as plunging to the earth from the roof of a barn, clutching an umbrella” (Cramond)....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 1886 words
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Misrepresentation of Mental Illnesses - Misrepresentation of Mental Illnesses by Television Media To eliminate the partial representation of mental illnesses, television media needs to focus on all sides of this illness. The media needs to show that attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a legitimate disorder with effective treatments. At least one in four families in the U.S. is affected by mental illnesses. Unfortunately there is no cure for this range of illnesses, which have been around for thousands of years. Of the American adult population, 5.4 percent have a serious mental illness....   [tags: essays research papers] 932 words
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The Abuse of Psycho-Stimulants on College Campuses - The pill bottle is opened. Three students circle around several lines of a crushed up yellow substance. The occasion is a late night study session, the drug of choice: Adderall. This fictitious story is an unfortunate reality, deeply wired into the circuits of higher education. College campuses house an outbreak of prescription drug abuse. A sturdy foundation of overly prescribed stimulants crossed with the high educational demand classes represent, pose as a major issues for universities. Not only have studies been performed proving the abuse of psycho-stimulant drugs dangerous to student’s health, but also the transactions behind such abuse are highly illegal....   [tags: Adderall Essays]
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The National Institute of Mental Health - ... Although NIMH has concord the fact side in symptoms throughout their whole artical. The NIMH has a well developed navigational bar on the side of their page. This bar is developed to direct to certain areas of the webpage. The one thing that they did not do is separate everything into different webpage's. thisThis can make it confusing at times for searching on a specific topic.butatAt the same time, this could make it easier to do overall research. ButHowever,at the same time you do not have to bounce from page to page when you are doing a search on the topic and the fact that the navigational bar is floating makes it easy for research and switching back and forth for the readers to co...   [tags: attention deficit hyperactive disorder] 650 words
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Attention Deficit Disorder - Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, are medical, not behavioral, disorders that are often associated together and thought of as ADD/ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder causes people to be very inattentive and easily distracted. People who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder generally have the same symptoms as those with ADD and are also very hyper and impulsive. There have been many speculations on the validity of this disorder....   [tags: Papers] 1042 words
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Sanity and Substance - America is said to be one of the most advanced countries in the world. But the people living in it are far from advanced. Millions of Americans are not happy, they either become depressed because of material things, become addicted to substances you receive for being crazy, or are forced to be classified as insane or ‘special’. Over the course of 12 months, Americans have a 27% chance of having some sort of ‘mental disorder’ whether it is a personality disorder, eating disorder, anxiety disorder, and/or mood disorder....   [tags: America, Mental Disorders]
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Effects of Adderall on Learning - ... It was first approved by the FDA in 1996 and its effects resemble those of dopamine on the brain. Adderall is considered a Schedule II Drug by the Controlled Substance Act, which found it to have a strong potential to be abused, is currently used in treatment in the United States or is a medication with numerous restrictions, and its abuse can cause strong dependence both physically and psychologically on it (Rigney, 2012, p.1043-1044). Students, especially those in college, have found the demands and stress strong enough to resort to abusing Adderall for its benefits....   [tags: unprescribed abuse of drugs for ADD]
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Ritalin is Like Cocaine - What is Ritalin. Ritalin, or methylphenidate, is a stimulant derived from the same family as cocaine. Manufactured by the Ciba-Geigy Corporation, a division of Novartis, Ritalin sales have increased by 700% since 1990. The United States market accounts for over 90% of the sales (Breggin, 1998). Ritalin is dispersed in pill form in varying amounts, either for short or long effects; the short-term form lasts 3-5 hours while the long-term form may last 6-8 hours. (SR) Ritalin is the slow release form that lasts longer....   [tags: Drugs Addiction Essays]
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Instrumental Conditioning - Instrumental conditioning is useful in shaping responses and altering the individual’s behavior. It is a learning process that involves the subject linking behavior with consequences. Much of what individuals learn is the result of such associations. However, instrumental or operant learning suggest the association is deliberate. Terry (2009) recognizes Thorndike’s “Law of Effect” in explaining that the behavior exhibited by the individual is a result of the associations the individual forms between behavior and consequences....   [tags: psychology, behavior]
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Screen Time in America - Television, or screen time, has become a large part of today's society. Whether it's by way of smart-phones, a television, a computer, or a tablet, screen time has negative effects on the cognitive ability of children and adolescents. It has even been proven that it can lead to Alzheimer's disease when a person, in the age range of 20-60 years old, views an hour more than the recommended amount of screen time a day (Sigman 14). In children, the amount of screen time viewed has a relationship with the likelihood of developing a deficit in his attention span; the longer a child views screen time, the more likely he is to be diagnosed with an attention disorder....   [tags: children, television, ADD, attention]
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactive disorder affects 2.5% of adults and 5% of children residing in the United States (American Psychiatric Association, 2014). Obtaining an accurate diagnosis involves a multifaceted process using multiple measures of assessment including clinician-patient observation, interviews, and rating scales. With this in mind, it is imperative that the diagnostic criteria used to assess ADHD have sound psychometric properties. In particular, this paper investigates the structure, technical properties, practical aspects, usefulness, strengths, and limitations of the Conners 3 as a practical tool for the assessment of ADHD....   [tags: diagnosis, acurate assessment]
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Improving Focus and Academics in the Classroom Environment with Sit-Stand Workstations - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is becoming an increasing problem for children in America. According to Understanding Abnormal Psychology, it is one of the most common disorders among children entering the classroom (Lyons, Martin, 2009). Although children have a lot of energy to burn, as they enter school they are required to sit still for long hours. Children with and without ADHD have had a hard time staying focused and have suffered academically. If the classroom environment is improved then children will be more productive and be able to focus for longer periods of time....   [tags: Education]
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Analysing the Adderall Outbreak - Whether it be intense studying for a final or staying up all night to finish a paper that was assigned three weeks ago, some college students’ turn to study enhancing drugs such as Adderall for help. Due to Adderall being a study enhancing drug, many of these college students only focus on the fact that it could help them with their school work. They fail to consider that the non-medical use of Adderall could lead to increased heart rate, dependency on the drug, cardiac arrest, and in some cases legal consequences....   [tags: study enhancing drugs]
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The Need for Regulation of Amphetamine Consumption of College Students - At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, suppose an athlete had been found using steroids or other performance enhancing drugs to ensure a better outcome in competition. Their awards would be stripped away, and their name sullied for the world to see. Halfway across the world, in a tiny dormitory room of a prestigious college, an overwhelmed and under pressure freshman student turns to drugs as well. The drugs are not methamphetamines or cocaine, but a tiny pill obtained from a helpful friend with ADHD....   [tags: steroids, drugs, Adderall pill ]
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Reason People are Prescribed Stimulants - Stimulants are a type of medication prescribed to treat various medical conditions. A stimulant is a drug that excites any bodily function, more specifically those that increase brain and central nervous system activity (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica). When stimulant medications are taken, dopamine and norepinephrine levels are increased which helps transmit signals between nerves in the brain which increase brain activity. This medication promotes the brain to be alert, increase motor activity and, wakefulness which why it is prescribed to treat many medical conditions....   [tags: medication, dopamine, norepinephrine]
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Adderall: Mircle or Curse Drug - What student would not like to write a huge paper within in an hour instead of four hours. Adderal is a cognitive enhancing stimulant; according to Danielle Bickelmann Susie Lomelino “[it] is a drug widely reported to increase alertness, concentration and overall cognitive performance, while decreasing fatigue – but it is also a drug widely abused across college campuses” (Highly Addictive Nature of Prescription 1). “Adderall is a synthetic drug that contains a combination of amphetamine salts. Approximately 72.7 percent of Adderall is made of lisdexamfetamine (Vyanse), and the rest is levoamphetamin” (Moore 90)....   [tags: cognitive enhancement stimulant, ADD] 1766 words
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Adderall Abuse in College Students - ... (Moore, 2014) Students are always trying to cram in at the last minute in school trying to get homework done and the last minute, studying for a big test and even to write papers. The abuse of Adderall increases during these times greatly because Adderall will allow the student to stay awake for hours and hours at a time depending on the mg that the student took. But taking this drug allows these students to stay up and stay focused on whatever work they need to get done for school the next morning....   [tags: nonmedical users, prescription]
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Website Review: www.ADHDScam.com - ... Forest’s parents were surprised, of course, because there had been no mention to them about this previously, not even during parent teacher conferences. The teacher decides to start sending home daily checklists on Forest’s behaviors, stating that the items checked are what Forest did well that day. Mr. Cunningham includes these in his website, for reference. As the year continues, things for Forest progressively get worse. He is subjected to bullying and when he tries asking for help he is the one punished....   [tags: attention deficity hyperactivity disorder] 672 words
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Discussion of Ciminological Theories: Trait Theory & Developmental Theory - Introduction A person might find him- or herself interested in discovering what it is that makes a criminal take the path that he or she does. Is it a personal choice. Coincidence. Circumstance. What exactly is it that starts an individual down a pathway that leads to a criminal life or leads them down a path towards "normal" life within the law. Criminology, or the study of the scientific factors behind criminal behavior, points to the answer of that. As is typical with most sciences, however, there is no one, conclusive answer to all or any of these questions....   [tags: Criminal Behavior, Crime Origin]
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Attention Deficit Disorder: Highly Underrated and Affecting Student Potential - My key issue topic in education is ADD, attention deficit disorder. ADD does not have a single definition because there are broad manifestations of it and not a whole lot of research or resources to help people manage it. Most people with ADD have problems focusing, concentration, organization, along with social issues and problems with time management. It is not a disease but is proven to be primarily heredity and deals with the neurological function of the brain. I believe this topic to be one of the most underrated issues in not only our schools but also in our society....   [tags: hyperactive, impulsive, peers]
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Living a Distracted Life with Attention Deficit Disorder - It is true that people with Attention Deficit Disorder struggle in school or in everyday situations, but they can adapt and learn ways to use this disability to their advantage. There are many people that are and can become very successful despite having Attention Deficit Disorder. Explaining attention deficit disorder is not easy, there is a lot of myths and controversy about this disorder. I know first-hand the struggles and the controversy surrounded by Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.) because it was hard for me being diagnosed at an adult age....   [tags: behavioral disorders]
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Psychostimulant Drugs in High Schools - Topical Essay Psychostimulant drugs like Adderall and Ritalin are being used at an increasing rate among high school and college students. Since this drug has been around the amount of kids being prescribed to it has increased dramatically. This drug was originally created to help kids with ADHD, but now kids that aren’t even prescribed these drugs are taking them in order to enhance their academic performance (Loe 2008). Is the increase use of this drug becoming a problem, or is there a bigger problem at hand where students feel like they have to take it in order to be and stay successful....   [tags: Adderall, Ritalin, High School, Drugs]
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Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder - ... At the age of twenty years old I now am able to control the disorder with adequate sleep, a healthy diet and a consistent structured schedule. My family always suspected that my 8 year old brother Andrew may have had ADHD due to his obnoxious and hyperactive nature but he wasn’t diagnosed until he turned seven going into first grade. Attention Deficit/ Hyper Activity Disorder is relatively similar to Attention Deficit Disorder and is most prevalent in children which usually presents itself around age 6 or can be diagnosed after 12, but can also be diagnosed in teens and adults....   [tags: project, psychology]
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