“I’ve heard ADHD Medication Horror Stories from My Family and Friends”
Another reason that parents fear medication is the horror stories they hear from all of their friends and relations. We’ve discussed it before but it bears repeating. There are lots of horror stories out there, I’ve shared some pretty scary ones with you, but you may have family and friends that have had bad experience with stimulant medications.
Unfortunately these medications are not always used correctly, and we can certainly see that this leads to some scary results. But again, that has nothing to do with how your child will react to stimulant medications, especially if you find a provider who is skilled with their use and how to use them.
So don’t let someone else’s scary experience keep you from willing to try medication that could be life changing for your child in a positive direction, because to go several years untreated with ADHD, and look back on it with regret, can be scary for parents.
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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