Ritalin






1) Government source:

U.S. Department of Justice. “Methylphenidate.” DEA Press Release October 20 1995 On-Line. Available: www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/pressrel/pr951020.htm

In this article the DEA issues many facts of the wrongful uses of the drug methylphenidate. These facts state how those obtain the drug with no prescription and how it has become considered an illicit drug. Abuse of the drug is done through cocaine like activity in which the subject crushes the pill and proceeds to snort a line of it.

2) Journal source:

Breggin, Peter R. “The Hazards of Treating “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” with Methylphenidate.(ritalin)” The Journal of College Student Psychotherapy Volume 10. 1995.

In Dr. Peter Breggin’s article he states his point as adults trying to cover up there poor upbringing and lack of attention giving to there children by labeling this short attention span in there children as a disorder and they have it treated with a drug. Dr. Breggin goes as far as to say that if given the correct amount of attention while growing up children would not ever be seen as to having this disorder.

3) News Article:

Bierk, Richard. “Rx for Abuse.” 2 March 1998: 3 pars. On Line edition of US News. Available at www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/980302/2out2.htm

This issue of US News magazine has an article about how ritalin is abused in high school’s and college campuses because the prescriptions for it are typically paid for by parents. It says that its effects can include short-lived euphoric effects.

4) Think Tank:

Baughman, Fred A. “What Every Parent Needs to Know about ADD?” Available at http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/8568/Baughman_MD_ADD_ADHD_Ritalin.htm

In this article, Dr. Peter Baughman makes a statement to parents on how he believes ADD to not be considered a disorder. He has completed many studies on the “supposed” disorder and he claims that he can not find any concrete information that should allow ADD to be considered a disorder.

5) Non-for Profit group:

Mitchell, Jim. “For My Children.” Available at: http://www.411web.com/F/FORMYCHILDREN/More.htm


This is a web page that is about the alternate treatments to drug therapy for attention Deficit-disorder. “For My Children” is a non for profit organization that takes contributions to put towards the research and discovery of non-drug treatments for ADD.




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