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  • Hector, I like your topic and I agree with your opinion on it. I believe that there is a line between privacy and protection, which the government violates profusely with agencies like the NSA. Do you know of any evidence that proves mass surveillance can prevent terrorism, because despite their “efforts”, terrorist attacks still occur within the…Read More

  • Cy,
    I am working on a research paper similar to this topic. It’s nice to see that there are others interested in this topic also. My opinion has been influenced and changed by my research. I do believe that it is over-prescribed in the United States, as we are the country with the most children who are diagnosed with ADHD. Do you believe that…Read More

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    The topic of my research is ADHD medication and is it being overprescribed in today’s youth. For research on my topic I have been reading many articles and medical journals expanding my knowledge on ADHD, a

    Is ADHD Medication Beneficial or Detrimental?

    The topic of my research is ADHD medication and is it being overprescribed in today’s youth. For research on my topic I have been reading many articles and medical journals expanding my knowledge on ADHD, alternative treatments, and long-term...

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    • Talmadge, I agree with you I think it was important that you researched both sides of this argument in order to form an opinion. A lot of medicine is over prescribed and many people who really don’t need it or fake it receive the medicine. Which isn’t fair to the people who really need it. The medicine can become an addiction like you said and has many other side effects such as depression with can create a whole new set of issues. Once a patient becomes dependent on it there’s an issue. I think more researched should be done on the benefits of the pills like you said, to weigh all the options and what medicine will effect the patient and how.

    • Hey Talmadge

      I think that this is a great start to what you are about to do. I love the idea of using both sides of the arguments about ADHD in your essay. I have heard a collection of stories about people using the disorder to make money. I think that you should have a personal opinion about people that have had the disorder and what their choices have been regard to taking the pill or just letting it go. I think that you should use what kind of effect it has on the body and the mind and what its long term effects it has.

    • Talmadge,
      When continuing your research on ADHD medication I think it may be beneficial and interesting to look into the abuse of medication like Adderall by people without the disease it is meant to treat. When it comes to the benefits of the drugs for people with ADHD I think that Doctors probably know best, however the issue of addiction is also something worth looking into. Hopefully you make another post about this issue because I find it very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    • Talmadge, this is a well written analysis of your research and I can tell you are looking at the subject matter extensively. Just from a personal standpoint, my brother has a mind case of ADHD and he takes medication, a low dosage. His grades have gone up but obviously there’s no way to prove there’s a direct correlation. Maybe in the future of your paper, try to understand why parents put their children on the medication in the first place. I think that could make your case stronger because you are coming from both sides. Otherwise keep up the good work!

    • Hi Talmadge,

      I have suffered from ADD since I was a kid. I had struggled for a very long time but it was overlooked because I was not hyperactive. There are many kids who can “control themselves” but still struggle with concentrating, staying focused on a task, and getting things done. I now currently take a stimulant and it helps me everyday more than you can imagine. School has become much easier for me and tasks don’t take nearly as long as they did. I would try talking to more people who experience what its like to have ADD or ADHD to further your research.

      -Emily

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    Have you ever looked at some type of food and saw a label that said something similar to “Non-GMO Certified”? Well, GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and these labels aren’t on everything.

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    Are You Eating Food Containing GMOs?

    Have you ever looked at some type of food and saw a label that said something similar to “Non-GMO Certified”? Well, GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and these labels aren’t on everything. This is a huge problem, as foods...

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    • I completely agree with you. We all deserve the right to know what we are consuming. I’m reading a book right now about industrial farming and especially about where our meat comes from. Some of the stuff is shocking and honestly terrifying. If you are interested in this topic you might want to do a little research on it. People today eat and eat without knowing how their food was made, where it came from, or the impacts it could have on their health.

    • I totally agree with your points. As young people in a world where not many people seem to care about the rise in obesity we need to be informed about what we put into our bodies. We also don’t the repercussions GMO’s might have on our bodies later in life.

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    Talmadge commented on the post, Animal Rights

    Destiny,
    Humans are omnivores. We eat both plants and animals for our survival. The nutrients, proteins, fats found in meat is necessary to keep our bodies healthy. Eating and cooking meat is how we have evolved and developed our brains overtime (https://goo.gl/Le1Ssf). Additionally, I believe receiving punishment for hitting an animal on…Read More

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