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Hyperkinetic Children
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FRAGILE X SYNDROME
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Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
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Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder English – 108 April 1, 2004 Five Pages # 1 Whether to treat a child suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not questioned. The method of treatment and its consequences need to be considered a factor before administering chemical treatments. Research reveals controversial facts regarding the benefits and dangers of using chemical treatment. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is characterized by short attention
Childhood Depression
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ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
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Ritalin
Ritalin
Ritalin In today's society we want a quick fix to remedy our problems. Therefore doctors are prescribing the drug, Ritalin, excessively. Although Ritalin is a widely used drug to control AD (H) D, there are other safer alternatives to combat this worldwide disorder. Ritalin, like many other drugs, has several side effects, some of which are severe. Ritalin is in a class of drugs called Methylphetamines. These types of drugs affect everything from thought process to everyday breathing. Ritalin's
Ritalin
Ritalin
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In a world full of fears perhaps the worst one a human being should
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ABSTRACT
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What is Attention Deficit Disorder How is it treated Can it be treated
What is Attention Deficit Disorder How is it treated Can it be treated
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder affects three to five percent o
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Roberts John Behavioural Disorders Are Overdiagnosed in US British M
Roberts John Behavioural Disorders Are Overdiagnosed in US British M
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Parenting Children With Attention Deficit Disorder
Parenting Children With Attention Deficit Disorder
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Ritalin
Ritalin
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Drug Addiction In The Work Place
Drug Addiction In The Work Place
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School Violence
School Violence
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD
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Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
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Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
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The Genetics of Violence
The Genetics of Violence
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Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
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At The Height Of His Career Why
At The Height Of His Career Why
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Psychodelic Drugs
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Ritalin
Ritalin
Ritalin The parents of six year old James Patrick Smith receive a phone call from the school guidance counselor informing them of their child's recent hyperactive behavior. After a short conference, the guidance counselor suggests to the parents a solution for young James' problem; as a result, the family visits their family doctor and the doctor diagnoses James with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) during a one hour appointment. To remedy the disorder, the doctor prescribes the savior drug fo
Ritalin
Ritalin
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Ritalin and Its Uses
Ritalin and Its Uses
Ritalin and Its Uses In recent years, more and more kids seem to be on a prescription drug called Ritalin(methylphenidate). This drug is being handed out more and more by doctors as a way of treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a complex neurological impairnment that prevents kids from concentrating. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, it rose fron 200 grams per 100,000 people to over 1400 grams per 100,000 people in the last fifteen years. The National Institute of Mental He
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The Dark side of a Wonder Drug-A Selected Collection of Testimony on t
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ADHD
ADHD
ADHD ADHD “ ADHD, a disorder beginning in childhood, characterized by a persistent inability to sit still, focus attention on specific tasks, and control impulses,” contributed by Michael Woods to Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common mental disorders of childhood. Many children grow out of ADHD by adolescent or adult years, but many do not. Studies show ADHD in adulthood is more severe and may cause long term effects. Diagnosing ADHD
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Adhd
adhd A Better Idea of Attention Deficit Disorder Many people have a hard time focusing and often find that their minds tend to wander when they face a task that seems impossible or boring. This is a sign that one might have Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Attention Deficit Disorder, often called ADD, is a disorder that deals with problems in the central nervous system (Hallowell 270). This disorder is a problem in as many as 3.5 million kids in the United