Shire Richwood, the manufacture of Adderall, clearly has a stake in whether or not their stimulant is prescribed. The organization hires doctors like Bill Dodson to promote their product, and donates money to organizations like CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) to help raise ADHD awareness. They are making it all about the money, because they know a lot of people, especially kids, are being diagnosed with issues that will need their drug to fix it. I would questioned them about this, because do they really know the underlying side effects to their drug. Grant it that the drug corrects the issue at the moment, but what about later in life?
Senior Management Team The Senior Management team is made up of the head teacher and the deputy head. Depending on the size of the school the team can be bigger and more varied. In many schools you will find assistant head teachers or senior teachers with particular responsibilities, like learning one of the key stages or assessments across the school. The special needs coordinator might be a member and also the school business manager. The roles of Senior Management Team is to set the strategic direction of the school and then manage this, lead any changes and generally make sure that the school is doing the best it can for the children that attend.
Stephen Barlas reports in Psychiatric Times that antidepressants are found to cause “possible suicidal ideation and suicide attempts as side effects” (2006). With these possible side effects, parents are looking at other treatment options to help their children, including the combination of antidepressants with cognitive behavioral therapy. When researching about various antidepressants, fluoxetine, also known as Prozac, offered the most relevant and conclusive data concerning its effects on adolescents, and it was the most noted antidepressant combined with cognitive behavioral therapy. This paper will examine the symptoms of adolescent depression, how using the antidepressant fluoxetine affects depression in adolescents, and the results of studies using the combination of fluoxetine and cognitive behavioral therapy to treat major depression in
This paper examines Tourette’s syndrome with a focus on the symptoms and causes, the kinds of treatments available for this disorder, and what may be the best treatment method for patients. Tourette’s Syndrome typically onsets during childhood. The most obvious symptoms are the motor and verbal tics, known as coprolalia and copropraxia, respectively referring to the involuntary display of rude words and gestures. “Tics” are defined as repeated and involuntary muscle contractions and sounds. The frequency of the tics is known to fluctuate and include eye blinking, twitching, grunting, and head shaking.
ADHD MEDICATIONS About 1/8th or 8% of the United States is affected with a disorder. The knowledge associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is based on medication that helps control this known disorder. ADHD is thus connected with my life in many ways, whether it be because my mom, dad, and both younger brothers have this, or if I just know a lot about stuff. Medication is the savior for kids and adults of all ages; Vyvanse, Adderall XR, and Daytrana. Now imagine classifying these three medications into three different groups: medication that works; medication that doesn’t work as well; and medication that both works and doesn’t.
Another topic that is widely discussed and possibly links too many disorders such as ADHD and or Autisms is pruning of the brain. This process is something that the brain undergoes through the third to sixth month of gestation and is an elimination of unnecessary brain cells. Although the topic of pruning is still something that is newly discovered it seems to have a great insight as to the developmental process and how it could have many effects on other things throughout the brain and its sensory. Hormones will always be a major factor in teenage behavior, emotions with unpredictable behavior being common amongst teens. Reasons behind many of the immediate changes are caused from the down pour of estrogen and testosterone that the blood stream is exposed to.
The first at risk program is children with ADHD.” You ask what ADHD is? ADHA is attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It is categorized as a mental or behavioral disorder.” “Those you have ADHD have abnormal levels of in attention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity.” Hill AH &
Student Mr. Tangney MED 261 02 NOV 2011 ADHD AFFECTS MORE THAN THOSE DIAGNOSED: Despite numerous reports of teens abusing Adderall or Ritalin to get a “high” or the media slandering doctors that are wrongfully prescribing drugs to those with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) symptoms, the fact remains that ADHD is a recognized mental disorder and millions have sought treatment worldwide. There are upwards of six million reports in the United States of those diagnosed and receiving medical treatment for the decease (WebMD). ADHD is a decease that affects the central nervous systems (CNS). ADHD can be treated by stimulating the cerebral cortex and increase the activity of natural occurring norepinephine, dopamine, and cholamine at the CNS synapses (MedicineNet). These increased contact of nerve cells leads to many effects described as self-confidence, well-being, and euphoria; all of which are vital in everyday wellness (MedicineNet).
Attention Deficit Disorder Introduction ADD is not a new disorder; it has become one of great concern due to the sharply rising number of new cases in recent years. Children with ADD have problems at home, at school, and with peers. They have difficulty staying focused, following rules, and present as discipline problems. ADD children are frequently neglected, abused, and evidence disabilities. Thesis Statement Literature Review Succinct description of disease/condition/population Children, who are abused and neglected often, have learned disabilities.
Some longitudinal studies [Johnston 2002], including the National Longitudinal Adolescent Health Survey [Resnick 75] that accompanied preteens during periods normally associated with drug use, found that parental factors were still the most important. These evidence-based interventional programs included family interventions approaches targeting indicated prevention with diagnosed youth. Examples of programs that cover this area include all of the more costly family therapy interventions serving individual dysfunctional families by highly skilled and trained professional family therapists, such as Brief Strategic and Structural Family Therapy  and Multidimensional Family Therapy [Liddle, 2009] for treating drug abusing youth, and likewise Multi systemic Therapy and Functional Family Therapy for treating acting out, conduct disordered, or highly delinquent youth. Family-based interventions emphasized the effectiveness they can be difficult and expensive to implement on a large scale  particularly if home visits are involved. Most of the family interventions discussed in this essay were