The Abuse of ADHD Medications Among College Students
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that has its root cause in the nervous system, resulting in an individual’s inability to focus attention on one task, or to even remain still. Stimulants are prescribed to treat ADHD are usually strong stimulants, as they produce a paradoxical effect on individuals wit ADHD, allowing them to focus and concentrate. The abuse of these medications among college students is on the rise – why? In your discussion, address the following:
What are potential side effects of this use?
What can be done by students, faculty, and administration to prevent this abuse?
Does the abuse of ADHD medications give some students an unfair advantage?
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