Final Essay outline ms. hindman 08

Final Essay outline ms. hindman 08 - • Uncontrollable •...

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Outline ADD drugs are a proven health hazard that only works temporarily and there are other safe yet effective ways of treating the disorder Amphetamine base Cause Heart attacks Strokes o Between 1990 and 2000 there were 186 deaths from methylphenidate High blood pressure Prescribed to children (5 and up) 6 million children are prescribed Great threat to children’s health 11 million children addicted Production for the drug Ritalin increased seven hundred percent between 1990 and 1998 ADD ( Attention Deficit Disorder) ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Symptoms social interaction problems, academic difficulty do not obey rules Hyper
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Unformatted text preview: • Uncontrollable • Doctors prescribe the drug like candy Receive incentives from pharmaceutical companies Do not follow a proper procedure • Should take weeks 1. Talk to close ones 2. Study behavior 3. Physiological tests Instead just do a short IQ test 1. 15 minutes long 2. No physical tests 3. Faulty because anyone who is sleepy could fail • Relates to the giver People were drugged to hinder their emotions We give kids drugs that do the same to keep them focused on society’s expectations • Quick Fix Vs. Good Parenting skills QF: Bad for health and temporary but instant and easy Hard and Long but lasting effect...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ENGLISH ? taught by Professor Dowden,hindman,welsh,leiby during the Fall '07 term at El Camino.

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