Over the years, I have struggled against the doctors and child psychiatrists from putting my son on medication. (he is 10 years old now).
Even his past teachers have mentioned that he should be put on something. I have had him evaluated by a child psychologist and his diagnosis is simply called "Distraction Disorder" ...I swear I think they make up names for stuff as they go along. His problem is that he is impulsive,does a lot of things without thinking and then gets into trouble. I think that sums it up pretty well.
I have my reasons for not allowing him to be given these altering medications, they are dangerous, they change attitudes and behavior,they can change the child, I fear future drug addiction, weight gain, weight loss,my fears on it are countless. But he is getting pretty bad now and I'm considering the option. If your is on or has been on a med, can you tell me how it worked out for you guys? Thankyou!
Asked by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Mar. 29, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:00 PM on Mar. 29, 2010
Answer by Tf1990 at 9:54 PM on Mar. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 PM on Mar. 30, 2010