By: Mr. Paolo

Are children being overmedicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

I do NOT think that children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are being overmedicated. My reasoning for this opinion is this: I have ADHD, and i think that doctors are controlling the medication that children who have ADHD are recieving.

Are ADHD medications overprescribed?

Doctors say that ADHD medications are prescribed too fast. This is because they say ADHD is a serious disease and one that can have serious consequences. ADHD is also over-diagnosed, which means many people who are being diagnosed don't really have ADHD, they are just under-disciplined, or not mature. For people who really have ADHD, there are other methods to cope with the disease.

Coming Into Focus

Symptoms of ADHD can become clearer as kids progress into classes that require more attention and organizational skills. Many kids enjoy the start of a school year. Kids with ADHD do not like having to adapt and flow into a new school year. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is among the most common ailments of childhood, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Kids with ADHD have trouble focusing on a task, following instructions, sitting still, listening to people who are talking to them, being patient, controlling their impulsive behavior and being quiet, among other symptoms.

ADHD Medications Do Not Cause Genetic Damage in Children

ADHD is a disorder characterized by attention problems, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. About 3 to 5 percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with the disorder, although several studies suggest 7 to 12 percent of children may be affected. In contrast to recent findings, two of the most common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to cause genetic damage in children who take them as prescribed, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Duke University Medical Center.
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