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RITALIN A DRUG OF CONTRAVERSY During the summer of 1999 my daughter was prescribed the medication Ritalin At first thought my wife and I were happy knowing our daughter would be able to succeed successfully in her life endeavors After dealing with many problems in school from grades kindergarten through 4th grade we dealt with behavior problems attitude problems and problems of getting along with other kids just to name a few During 3rd grade she was even separated from the rest of the class with her desk being placed in the back of the class next to the student teachers desk So there was definitely a reason for joy But the joy was short lived after my wife began hearing negative things about the drug So many bad things it became a concern weather our search in helping Amber was really over Questions began arising why is the percentage of children on Ritalin rising so fast What are the long term effects of the drug Is Ritalin societies way of dealing with children that are considered different Some background regarding Ritalin and the illness it is used to treat may be helpful METHYLPHENIDATE Ritalin is used to treat ATTENTION DEFICIT- DISORDER ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER in children as well as some adults This drug is from a family of drugs known as CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULANTS It is the first drug of choice for children that have a severe concentration of attention problem What is ADHD ADD The official definition as it appears in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association is ADHD is a disorder order that can include a list of nine specific symptoms of attention and nine symptoms of hyperactivity impulsivity Individuals with ADHD have been demonstrated to arise in early childhood for most individuals This disorder is marked by chronic behaviors lasting at least six months with an onset often before
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