Alot of contriversy about this .My son has adhd and wanted to see others views about it
They can be helpful for some children. I spent a lot of years trying other things with my daughter before I finally agreed to let her try medication. Her psychiatrist asked me to think about what not medicating was doing to my daughter. She was at the point she was giving up on even trying because she could never seem to quite complete anything, and this was damaging her self-concept. The medication has allowed her to concentrate and follow through with projects without getting sidetracked. Successfully completing projects has boosted her self-esteem, and she's started trying new things. I don't regret giving meds a try, but I do regret putting it off for so long. I think her elementary school years would have been much better if I hadn't been so stubborn.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 4:05 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:58 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
They can be very helpful when use in conjunction with therapy. Drugs are not cure all any responsible Dr would recommend some sort of cognitive behavioral therapy to help deal with the true issues. My understanding is that when done early there is a good chance of removing the drugs from the equation.
Answer by Graciesmom528 at 3:59 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
Answer by Clairwil at 4:00 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
While I believe medication for ANY condition of this sort should be a last option, I don't believe it should ever be completely off the table. Dietary and Homeopathic options should be explored first along with non-medicative therapies or activity programs.
Homeopathic remedies are no more effective than placebos.
Saying that medication should be the last resort is like saying the glasses should be the last resort for shortsightedness because a child could survive just sitting really close to the blackboard and squinting lots.
Answer by Clairwil at 4:03 PM on Apr. 9, 2011
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