I want to know what you think about these medications for kids & ADD/ADHD. Are these psychiatric or neurological meds too easily prescibed by our regular primary care providers? I feel that kids should at least be seen by a psychologist or neurologist before meds and some PCPs' won't make the referal.
Do they work(meds)? I have not met a kid who was helped by meds yet and only got worse and had to use additional drugs on top of other drugs. Of course when you sedate a child he will most likely calm down but isn't that the same as some recreational downers? Is it possible for these meds to cause permanet or long term damage/effects on the brain? Dr. Walter Freemans running around? I am also afraid of teaching drug/med dependency.
Have you found a natural holistic or hands on approach that works better? I recently just heard of the more modern Brain Balance Centers with no meds. But, I bet it is cheaper for health insurance for us to just use meds prescribed by a PCP.
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