It just depends on the child and the symptoms your child has. Some children need them to focus and concentrate in school. Attention, the type of sustained attention required at school in a highly structured environment, may only be needed for the child when applying it to their academic studies. At home it is more relaxed and sustained mental concentration may not be an absolute requirement. On the other hand, some children living with ADHD are really impulsive and without medication have no filter to think about climbing on top of the house, jumping down a flight of stairs, or starting that fire in the back yard (it seemed like a good idea in the moment). So for those living with extreme impulsivity....perhaps on weekends and during school breaks - it is truly important to take it. There are several different types of ADHD: hyperactive, impulsive, inattentive, and combinations of those.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:54 PM on Feb. 19, 2011
Yes, it's not healthy in take it inconsistently. Luckily it doesn't affect his mood or personality at all so I've never even though twice about it. He also takes it in the summer.
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