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Unformatted text preview: the debate over the increasing number of people prescribed these medications (about 15 million Americans). The claim of those opposed to this increase in the prescriptions of ADD/ADHD medications is that many people who have a prescription do not actually need one, as many of these people would still be able to able to cope with everyday life and function normally without the effects of these drugs. This claim is based on the lack of involvement by parents in young childrens lives and the notion that the effects of the drugs are common to anyone who takes them. A better way to claim that this increase in prescription is not needed or even harmful to people would be to assess the drugs effects on the self esteem of those taking them....
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- Spring '07