Medical Ethics Research Paper by hicaliber

Medical Ethics
An analysis of the the pros and cons of stimulant therapy for children with ADHD.
# 93347 | 1,274 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper examines the relationship between drugs, children and behavioral control. The paper provides an exploratory analysis of the literature currently available with regard to the clinical utility of using stimulant medication to treat children with ADHD. The researcher concludes that more studies are necessary to determine whether children would benefit more from behavioral interventions than from medication treatment.

Table of Contents:
Current Situational Analysis

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Grigg, W.N. (2003, Aug). "Drugging our kids: Despite the risks posed by drugs such as Ritalin schools are threatening parents with child abuse charges if they drug their children." The New American, 19(17)12.

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