by: Jenna Ewing
Should people with ADHD be medicated?
Quotes & Commentary:
-ADHD isn't curable but can be treated by different methods.
"They can go to a gym to sweat away their restlessness or push themselves harder and longer to keep up with their coworkers. Or they may choose jobs that don't demand sustained concentration, such as retail sales or taxi driving."
-You can work your energy off
"Children with attention-deficit problems improve faster when the first treatment they receive is behavioral--like instruction in basic social skills--than when they start immediately on medication, a new study has found."
-It's better to receive counseling than start with medication.
"Many hyperactive youngsters don't outgrow their restless ways."
-Since you can't outgrow it, might as well treat it in fun ways.
"People with ADHD have one or more of three primary symptoms: hyperactivity, impulsivity and distractibility"
-Not all people with ADHD will have all symptoms.
My Hobbies: I'm a serious athlete and enjoy a good competition. I'm a black belt in my PMA dojo. I love to watch anime during my days off. I'm a nerd when it comes to Pokemon; I like to collect cards, watch the episodes, and play the games. My Friends and family say that I have the spirit and pride of a lion.Why I Chose this Topic: I have ADHD too, but I can go unmedicated, since I can control it. I'm able to relate to the question. Most people simply can't control their symptoms like others can.