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Running Head: THE EFFECTS OF A.D.H.D MEDICATION.         1

The Long Term and Short Term Effects
Of   A.D.H.D Medication.
James Sullivan
Palomar College
CHDV 100
T, TH 9:00-10:50am

Abstract
This research paper is looking at two articles I looked up online about the long and short

term effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (A.D.H.D). Both articles have the

same data and results. Robinson, Smith and Segal (2011) give good detail and outline

various   side-effects of several medications as well as many long and short term health

Effects. Weathers (2012) also gives various details about side effects and more on long and short term effects.

The Long Term and Short Term Effects
Of A.D.H.D Medication.
There is a lot of controversy about ADHD medications about the possible health risks with using certain stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall and Dexedrine. Robinson, Smith and Segal (2011)   research shows that these medications can have negative effects on brain development, heart problems, psychiatric problems, and a potential for abuse. In this paper I will be discussing these issues in depth. Weathers (2012) also states in their research that certain medications can lead to unhealthy heart problems, height problems, facial tics and high blood pressure. This paper will discus the research of Robinson et al.’s on the health   effects as well as the research of Weathers.
So the questions that are going to be discussed are, What are the long term effects  

of ADHD medication? And What are the short term effects of ADHD medication? These

sources I have researched show the positive effects and the negative effects of medication.

Some positive effects can include “ADHD medication may help improve the ability to

concentrate, control impulses, plan ahead, and follow through with tasks.”( Robinson et

al., 2011, online). There are also short term effects I will go into detail about, effects like

lack of...

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