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Has the Medicated chid thing gone too far?


Do you think that ADD, Hyperactivity disorder in children is too often a quick diagnosis to make the class room more manageable and a quick fix rather than the work that must go into behavior modification. Some call it a fad disease. What are your feelings about medicating children and the long term effects . DO you think this may cause them to be dependent on medication in their adulthood, rather than dealing with life?

 

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    Penny Godfirnon (Penny G) 3 years ago

    I wish we could educate parents to stand up to these teachers , Doctors and be more involved in the decision to medicate a child. So many think they are the experts, but I for one research and challenge a decision when needed.

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    Penny Godfirnon (Penny G) 3 years ago

    I feel very strongly about this. Medicating a brain that is going through changes cannot be good. Addiction will surely follow them into teen and adulthood.

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    Penny Godfirnon (Penny G) 2 years ago

    I do think they are quick to CONTROL childrens behavoirs to keep the classroom running smoothly. It is usually the school promoting meds.