Ritalin and AD/HD : a case study : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a behavioral disorder that affects a large portion of children in the United States. It is important to understand the ways in which this disorder affects children in order to accurately diagnose and treat those who suffer from it. The methods of diagnosis for AD/HD are questionable, and some of the most common treatments are under-researched. There has been little research conducted concerning the long term effects of stimulant medications on children. I have presented research on the history of AD/HD, typical treatments for the disorder, and the statistics associated with AD/HD. This research is then applied to one particular family that is dealing with AD/HD. The purpose of this thesis is to serve as a learning experience for myself. This work should by no means be considered to be an all-inclusive set of research.