This shows that many parents are sceptical to the vaccinations, what might have negative consequences for children. The reason why in 1990s and 2000s many children did not receive their vaccination was the publication of The Lancet study by Andrew Wakefield talking about a link between autism and MMR vaccination. The strong phrase that some people still remember is that vaccinations are dangerous. Despite the fact that science has proven this is wrong some people still believe there is link between autism development and MMR vaccination. Therefore it is strange that they are making informed choice.
Over the past few years much question has arose about the proper diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD. Many times children without ADHD have been treated for experiencing the same characteristics of a child with ADHD even though not to the same degree. The decision to treat medically is an ethical decision as well as medical. The treatment for ADHD is most often psychotropic drugs like Ritalin, Adderal, and Concerta. These drugs are effective for ADHD, but it has been prescribed for more children than was predicted to even be diagnosed.
As he grew up, he continued to be prescribed increasing amounts of antipsychotic drugs, up to the point of him taking eight different medications and developing a nervous tick in his neck (Gaviria 2008). Their warrants question the ethics of diagnosing children – how do you differentiate between a child’s natural energy and moods, and those caused by ADHD or bipolar disorder? They also state that most antipsychotic drugs are made for – thereby clinically tested by – adults, and there is not enough evidence to show that these drugs would be safe or even effective when given to children. Although the overlying position this documentary takes is against the over diagnoses of bipolar disorder, included in the film are a few experts who attempt to show how the rise in diagnoses is not simply a product of over medicalization, but an actual scientifically proven issue. Doctors Joseph Biederman and Kiki Chang are the main claimsmakers for this argument in the documentary, and they use the also typifying example of a little girl who is shown joyfully proclaiming that she
This period of development is known as adolescence. Tracy: A Case Study I have been a child and adolescent psychologist for almost twenty years. During this time, the dilemmas of what transpires within some families when a child reaches adolescence have not changed. However, there has been a variation, due to the changing culture of our society, in how these “no longer children, not yet adults” handle this phase of development. With a rapidly changing body and brain, adolescents seek out the independence they crave, while still not having the capacity or capability to truly be on their own.
Moreover, there are some factors that contribute to children's accessibility to medicine such as improper medicine storage. Furthermore, unsuitable storage or storing of medicine near children's reach causes medical poisoning among children also another issue of medical poisoning (o'connor 2001). Another reason that make children at risk of medical poisoning is that they are still in progress of brain development
Overmedication of today’s youth The overmedication of youth in today’s society is an overwhelming issue. Over sixty percent of children are on some type of long term prescription medication, Forty-one percent of which are under the age of 11. Some of these medications have severe and sometimes even fatal long term and short term side effects. Overmedicating today’s adolescents is a terrible epidemic that is sweeping the nation. A lot of parents today tend to consider their children “too energetic”, “Moody” or “Hyper” and therefore believe they are ADD, ADHD, or Bipolar even when they might not be.
Why do children use drugs? To satisfy their curiosities, to feel grown up, to feel rebellious, to feel good, to fit in and belong are all reasons why children may get into drugs. Alcohol and other drugs have significant health impacts on the lives of children and their families. Understanding the reasons underlying this drug abuse in children could help reduce and prevent further drug use in children. The “nature versus nurture” argument is relevant to
I believe when they are on it too long, the brain develops wrong and can cripple them mentally in the long run. I feel that some doctors have a lack of understanding on these conditions and just give out medication to hopefully fix the problem, only in the short term. People need to learn to cope with their problems without
After the implementation and licensure of the live measles vaccine in 1963 the number of cases significantly dropped by 1988 in the U.S... However, in 1989-1991, the number of cases began to rise. 55,000 cases were reported with 495 deaths reported from measles. This increase was blamed on preschool aged children who had not been vaccinated with one dose of vaccine. Outbreaks were also reported in children who had been given one dose of vaccine.
Running head: ADDICTION OF OXYCONTIN Addiction of OxyContin Salem, New Hampshire Abstract I chose to do my research paper on the addiction of OxyContin because a close friend of mine battled with this addiction for many years. I wanted to learn and understand about this subject and what she had gone through. OxyContin is a narcotic medication prescribed as a remedy for sever prolonged pain. It can come in tablet, pill, or capsule form and can contain from 10 milligrams to 160 milligrams of oxycodone, which is the active ingredient in OxyContin. It also produces large amount of endorphins in the brain, and in high doses (primarily when abused) can cause a euphoric feeling which is very much like heroin.