This is sort of a spin off of another question. Somebody asked if others felt anxiety when trying new things, and a few of the answers said that she should go and get medicated for it. Am I the only one that thinks that we need to try to find another way to deal with things that we find uncomfortable besides medicating ourselves and our kids? Children are over diagnosed and put on medications that they don't need at alarming rates (not discounting that there are legitimate cases). Are we doing a societal disservice to depend too much on medications to deal with our problems?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Jun. 19, 2010 in Just for Fun
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bearsjen, it was a spinoff of the other question, but I was also referring to our children being misdiagnosed and medicated for conditions they don't necessarily have. I hear of teachers suggesting to parents that they take their kids to the Dr. to have them checked for whatever the new catch phrase is at the time and to be medicated for it. Some parents actually listen to the advise of the teacher. I don't think most of these kids are needing medication as much as they are needing attention and discipline. Classroom ratios are skyrocketing and it will get worse before it gets better due to the bad economy. Our children shouldn't have to pay for that by being medicated for something they don't have. In other words, I am speaking not only about the situation in the other question, but about misdiagnosis and societal dependence on unnecessary medications. I do appreciate your opinion though, and I agree with you.
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