All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ritalin’

Homer Simpson: It’s Not Duff Beer That Makes Him Constantly Sleepy

Homer Simpson returns to the small screen for a new season–the 27th–of The Simpsons on Sunday evening, and with his return comes a new diagnosis. As all Homer Simpson fans know, Homer is chronically sleepy. In Sunday’s premiere episode they’ll learn that it’s not simply Homer’s lazy attitude or his penchant for drinking Duff Beer that makes him tired. No, …

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ADHD Myths Still Taint Public Opinion and Marginalize Sufferers

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, gets a lot of undeserved flack. Stories abound about college students getting a quick ADHD diagnosis from a pill mill doctor, then hoarding Ritalin to sell or to snort for all-nighter study sessions. Until medical marijuana came along in California and took the top spot as a joke medical regimen, professing to have ADHD …

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What Prescription Drugs Are Doing to Your Brain [Infographic]

I had a friend in college tell me once that she was glad she never got into doing drugs. She then took a long pull on her third Mountain Dew of the night and put a cigarette back up to her lips. I raised my eyebrows in quiet irony. Ours is a largely medicated society — be it legally, or …

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