Children and ADHD Medications

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Children and ADHD Medications
What is attention deficit hyper disorder? ADHD is a “chronic condition that affects pre-school or very young school children (Zivkovic 3822). ADHD symptoms are difficulty sustaining attention, impulsive behavior and hyper activity (3822). There was a research conducted by Cordest hat ADHD prevails in 3 to 5% of preschoolers and is more common in boys than in girls (3822). Children as young as three and four years of age are being diagnosed with ADHD and are being given medications. Parents with children between the ages of two and six should not medicate their children that are diagnosed with ADHD.
The types of testing that specialist do for ADHD is “clinical observation” and that is how they determine whether a child has ADHD (Fisher136). They also gather information on the child’s behavior at school or day-care (36)”Despite that, the disorder is still poorly recognized and treated and there is a lack of policies developed to address this condition” (Costa-Dias S40). They do not draw blood or get a cat scan done to determine whether they have ADHD or not, the observation is not always accurate. “Challenges in the diagnostics procedure include , for example, the impossibility of observation So what if a specialist misdiagnosed a child or several children and the parents decided to medicate their children in multiple settings for those children not attending preschool” (S41). Parents should find the best ADHD evaluators for their children so the chances of the children being misdiagnosed will be less. One of the best clinics to get a child tested is the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (Fisher 140).
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