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Introduction

Leslie Iversen

in Speed, Ecstasy, Ritalin: The Science of Amphetamines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530909
eISBN:
9780191689802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530909.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Amphetamines come in many different forms and have powerful effects for good and evil. An epidemic of methamphetamine abuse is sweeping through the USA ... More


Three Notes on the Opioid Crisis

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0039
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the opioid crisis. There has been substantial attention devoted—appropriately—to this issue. However, there are three areas that receive far less attention than they should. ... More


Neuropsychopharmacology as Spiritual Technology

Nicolas Langlitz

in Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274815
eISBN:
9780520954908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274815.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The introductory chapter, “Neuropsychopharmacology as Spiritual Technology,” situates the following historical and ethnographic account of the revival of hallucinogen research in a contemporary ... More


Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Ritalin, and Racial Politics

Michael E. Staub

in The Mismeasure of Minds: Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643595
eISBN:
9781469643618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643595.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines psychologists’ involvement in the 1960s and 1970s in inventing a diagnosis known as “minimal brain dysfunction” (MBD) – a precursor to attention deficit attention disorder ... More


A guide to specific medicines

Mark Selikowitz

in ADHD: The Facts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198867371
eISBN:
9780191904127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867371.003.0016
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

There are many different medications used for ADHD, and these should only be prescribed by a medical specialist experienced in this field. Many children with ADHD do not need to take their medication ... More


Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Kirstin Painter and Maria Scannapieco

in Understanding the Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Social Workers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190927844
eISBN:
9780197554548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927844.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

There are many treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Each person with ADHD has different needs; there is no one treatment that fits all. Treatment can take the form of ... More


Daytime Drowsiness

J. Eric Ahlskog

in Dementia with Lewy Body and Parkinson's Disease Patients: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcomes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199977567
eISBN:
9780197563342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199977567.003.0026
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Neurology

Drowsiness is common in those with DLB and PDD, and can interfere with thinking and memory, as well as quality of life. There are a variety of potential reasons for this, many treatable. Getting a ... More


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