“I just don’t like having my child on any medication, much less ADHD medication”
Everyday in our practices at Focus MD, we hear the same things from parents, “I don’t like my child having to take medication, and I especially don’t want them to take ADHD medication,” and we certainly understand that. I’ve listened to a lot of parents of diabetic patients, question if they would ever really be able to give their child a shot or check their blood sugar as well.
Parents have a justifiable concern about the medication and it being used correctly. But in the end, stimulant medication is the treatment of choice for ADHD and making friends with that decision can be life changing for your child.
I want you to know that the other truth is that it’s really not a choice about whether your child will wind up on medication in a lot of cases. The studies are fairly clear that some medication is going to be used. The choice is really between, is it going to be a FDA approved medicine under the supervision of a physician or is it going to be the child or adolescent or young adult self-medicating with what they can find to help slow down their race car brains.
This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for personal medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use the information provided on this site solely at your own risk. If you have any concerns about your health, please consult with a physician.
James Wiley is the founder of Focus-MD. Focus-MD is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and related problem patients. They provide objective testing, medical treatment as well as behavior modification strategies to help or patients transform from frustration to focus. To find a Focus-MD clinic, click here.
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