In the complicated world of drug abuse, recreational users may turn to any substance they find available, including over-the-counter cold medications, leftover prescription drugs, and other illicit substances prevalent in the media like heroin and cocaine. Among these modes of drug abuse, ordinary prescription medications are less commonly examined; such medications may require approval from a doctor before … Read More

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a mental disorder characterized by impulsivity, increased activity, and difficulty in maintaining attention. The exact cause of ADHD is unknown, and because of this there is no cure for the disorder. However, ADHD is treatable by behavioral therapy and medication. While cases of ADHD can vary greatly by severity of symptoms, … Read More

Unlike the majority of mental illnesses discussed in this series, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) primarily affects children. Fortunately, ADHD is very manageable with proper treatment and should not adversely impact the progression of a happy and healthy life. The exact causes of ADHD have not yet been pinpointed; however, genetics and environmental factors are believed … Read More

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