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Long Term Effects of ADHD Medication

Long Term Effects of ADHD Medication

Therapy and the diagnosis of mental disorders is becoming a common part of people’s lives, but people do not always receive proper therapy or diagnosis.  The amount of children who are perceived to have the developmental disorder attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is becoming higher and more and more children are being treated for it.  The treatment usually consists of the use of stimulant medication, many of which contain amphetamine. The fact that amphetamine or known by its … Read entire article »

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Children with ADHD More Susceptible to Developing Substance Abuse Problem

Children with ADHD More Susceptible to Developing Substance Abuse Problem

ADHD, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, falls into two categories hyperactivity and inattention. A child must show at least 6 out of 9 symptoms of either category. Additionally the behavioral symptoms may cause difficulties in their lives, and have consistent symptoms no matter what environment they are in. Approximately 5-10% of the nation’s children are diagnosed with ADHD. A long-term study conducted by Steve S. Lee of UCLA has found it clear that children with ADHD have a … Read entire article »

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