Ritalin Gone Wrong Essay

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In Ritalin Gone Wrong, Alan Sroufe started out the article by saying that “three million children in this country take drugs for problems in focusing.” In the last 30 years, the demand for these “short term fix” drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall have been increasingly popular; these drugs are depended on for children and young adults for their basic functioning such as staying focused in school. Although these drugs provide short- term benefits to increase memory and concentration, but in the long run it could lose its effectiveness and cause serious side effects. These drugs are given to radar operators during World War II to help them focus on boring task, but now we are giving them to children and adults with Attention-deficit disorder as a way to help them focus and increase concentrate for a while. Study has also shown that children who are taking…show more content…
need more than just pills, they need family. A close family member of my have been diagnose with A.D.D. at the age of 14 and his been taking Adderall ever since. After 15 years of taking this drug, he still haven’t show any permanent result from the drugs, even after a prolong time of intake. Ritalin and Adderall are short-term fix for patients with A.D.D. They need the attention of their family to take care of them. People with attention-deficit disorder can’t be fix with a simple pill, it require the caring of family. It needs a positive family bond around them. It needs a group of peer that understand them. The real solution is much more difficult and complex. Ritalin and Adderall has been in high demand lately do to its short-term benefit to help child and adult whom been diagnosed with A.D.D. concentrate and improve their focus on the task at hand. Sadly, not many doctor or parents known about its harmful side effect that could worsen their behavior over a long period of time, the best solution is your attendance to their care and needs not simply taking a
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