- Freeman Gerhardt
- Naples, FL
- United States
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How will the effects of the systematic prescription of drugs/medication influence the behavior of American youth in the future?
It seems that the relative ease of diagnosing people with ADHD or other disorders and giving out medication will have future ramifications. Instead of treating disorders that may just be a result of immaturity, doctors and parents insist that drugs can solve these "problems." I don't know if this is a result of Americans believing that we can be the perfect nuclear family with no problems or some other issue. Giving teenagers powerful prescription drugs seems to lead to sleep disorders, and other biological nuances. I want to focus on the psychological issues of why drugs are issued with such ease and how this will be an important issue in upcoming years. These problems can lead to self medication and a future generation of unmotivated citizens. "Why study when adderall can help me out more?" As i am a college student, this is a conversation I hear consistantly.