She is scheduling a conference with Johnny’s parents, as she suspects he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD. ADHD is diagnosed as a condition that affects children and adults who exhibit “inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsive/compulsive behavior (CNN). However, the diagnosis entails more than this simple explanation. ADHD is a condition that must be evaluated over time in order to offer a correct diagnosis, because the various symptoms must be present in various situations (Park). Unfortunately, time is of the essence and there is a sense of rush in order to rectify the increasing bad behavior.
Antipsychotic drugs are the new quick fix for mental illness in children, whether right or wrong. Doctors shouldn’t give children antipsychotic drugs at a young age, even though it may be the easy way out of dealing with these children. These drugs will make the victim lifeless and without character for a long time. Such drugs have caused major side effects which caused the child to have long-term issues, which they will face for the rest of their lives. In other words, antipsychotic drugs are gruesome for young children and therefore shouldn’t be used.
Children with ADHD have a hard time focusing so paying attention becomes unbearable. Making friends and getting along with adults is a difficult task, because ADHD comes with behavior issues. ADHD incorporates a couple of group behaviors, inattentiveness and a combination of hyperactivity and impulsiveness (Davis, 2009, para 1). Figure 1: Contai... ... middle of paper ... ...of seeking therapy and gaining knowledge about ADHD. Not all of the reviews I read were pro medication, however, doing, what works best for each child differs.
Medicating our children for problems such as; Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, bipolar disorder, or autism seems to be a new trend. Unfortunately, these medications have very dangerous side-effects especially in sensitive children like those in foster care. Healthy alternatives are often overlooked for a quick fix pill. Do parents even know what these medications do? Do they know what these medications were originally for?
Although, if the child does have ADHD, good parenting and support is necessary. Bad parents only make things more difficult for both the children and the parents. Parents often ask, “What did I do wrong?” but in fact the question is often times irrelevant. Scientists have learned a lot about ADHD in the past decade. They have determined things that do not cause ADHD that people usually blame right away.
If deficits of time occur at an early age the world view becomes skewed. We all have the ability to process information and make sense of it, however when stages in development hit snags they are decreased or some processes may not exist. Medications are used to help those deficits , but some neural fibers in the cortex the disorder affects most, may not respond at all. The children who are on medication that does help with their deficits have better motor function, but what happens if the dose is skipped?
If the mother uses a drug the child will be affected by it. At this stage, the baby (fetus) is very delicate to drugs and cannot remove drugs successfully as the mother is able to. Consequently, all the chemical can pile up to very extreme levels in the child’s system and can also cause damages that will last a lifetime. The effect of perinatal drugs use are influenced by the stage of development of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ormation on the disability that will expand their knowledge. They will be able to come up with better instructional method and strategies to teach these students.
When the child gets older, the parents can make the child feel overwhelmed due to the fact that the child might think that he is not normal. In other words, the child can develop more disorders even if he or she is being treated. As a result, the child would not tell his or her parents because they might think that their parents do not understand, but this event can make the child to not take their prescription medication. Although inherited factors are the key point for mental disorder; it can be controlled under special treatment, despite that it is almost impossible to get rid
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as ADHD, is a chronic condition affecting millions of children, and often persisting to adulthood. Individuals with this mental disorder face struggle with concentration, and controlling hyperactivity along with impulsive behaviour. It seems that more and more children are diagnosed with ADHD in ties with bad behaviour, and the inability to focus; however, ADHD is a real issue which can be too often looked past. Although treatment will not cure ADHD, treatment is a great option for many individuals, and studies show that medication such as Ritalin or Concerta, and behavioural interventions or therapy can help a great deal. ADHD can lessen with age and maturity, and treatment provides that extra push to deal with the symptoms.
Also, not only are the parents happy with the outcome of their children taking the prescribed medication but so are the children themselves. Proponents also argue that by not letting parents of the children, young adults and adults choose to take these prescriptions when diagnosed with ADHD that the medical and psychiatric communities would be in violation of the principle of autonomy. Justice as well would be violated since most of the burden of dealing with all the symptoms caused by this disorder would fall onto those with ADHD and partly on their families. Opponents of giving ADHD medication to children point out that it is not only going to children with ADHD but also being prescribed to those not diagnosed with the disorder as well as the pills being given or sold to other children and young adults. They also claim that the full side effects of ADHD medication are still not known and could have harmful long- lasting side effects on the children taking the medications.