Adhd Persuasive Speech

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ADHD is a mental condition that causes children to have a hard time paying attention. It can cause problems in school and around everyday life. Although it is nothing dangerous, it should be treated. Treatment can include therapy or pills but, are pills too dangerous? Even though ADHD medication helps children pay attention, it should be given as a last resort because they can affect emotions, harm health and could be given for the wrong reason. Since doctors have started medicating for ADHD many people like teachers have seen their effects. According to Martin Whitley, a teacher at one of Western Australia 's best private school, he states, “They were whacked out, they were really quite compliant, which made classroom management easy,…show more content…
In many schools, children are pumped full of these drugs which can cause long-term health effects. According to Harvard University, the Food and Drug Administration, also known as the FDA, had to remove Adderall XR which is a version of dextroamphetamine from the market. They had removed it after citing a suspicious pattern of 20 sudden deaths and 12 strokes in children taking the drug. Then, later in the spring, the FDA removed another drug that caused 300 users to die who had heart problems. Harvard had 3 studies, studying children from the age of 6-13 taking Concerta for 2 years. Their study showed that the drug made the children shorter and lighter than average. Also, the CDC also states that the drugs used for ADHD can be addicting and can lead to drug abuse. In a U.S. study, close to 20% or close to 900,000 children have been accidentally given ADHD medication for their problem when it could be many other things. Overdiagnosis of ADHD is that it is often diagnosed without the type of thorough history and examination needed for an accurate assessment. This would involve talking to parents, the child, and teachers, as well as review school records and other tests. Many children are diagnosed after a visit of 15 to 20 minutes. He continues to state that many other problems like anxiety, sleep
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