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Drug Treatment for ADHD

Find at least two peer-reviewed journal articles that explain the effect of stimulant drugs (such as Adderall or Ritalin—amphetamine or methylphenidate) on the brains of those with ADHD.

Create a brochure that explains the benefits of using stimulant medications and addresses the concerns of parents of children with ADHD. Be sure to use language appropriate for the audience. Include the following in your brochure:

Summarize the findings of the two articles.
Explain the effect that these drugs have in the brain.
Explain the concerns of using stimulant drugs to treat ADHD.
Develop a brochure in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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Find at least two peer-reviewed journal articles that explain the effect of stimulant drugs (such as Adderall or Ritalin—amphetamine or methylphenidate) on the brains of those with ADHD.
Create a brochure that explains the benefits of using stimulant medications and addresses the concerns of parents of children with ADHD. Be sure to use language appropriate for the audience. Include the following in your brochure: Summarize the findings of the two articles. Explain the effect that these drugs have in the brain. Explain the concerns of using stimulant drugs to treat ADHD. Develop a 2-3-page brochure in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
A comparison of ritalin and adderall: efficacy and time-course in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. (English) By: Pelham WE; Aronoff HR; Midlam JK; Shapiro CJ; Gnagy EM; Chronis AM; Onyango AN; Forehand G; Nguyen A; Waxmonsky J, Pediatrics [Pediatrics], ISSN: 1098-4275, 1999 Apr; Vol. 103 (4), pp. e43; PMID: 10103335;

The use of Ritalin and Adderall for children suffering from ADHD is common in America and little research has been done to compare the ...

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The drug treatment for ADHD peer-reviewed journal articles are examined. A brochure is explained for the benefits of using stimulant medications.

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