concerned about the effects
by Anonymous Visitor
My neighbor's daughter is ADHD. Her parents are going through a divorce. Since then, the mother took upon herself to start their daughter on medicine for her ADHD. The dr prescribed Adderall.
I had the chance this weekend to be around her for the first time since she has been on the medication. She has been way too calm and not wanting to play with my children at all anymore. All she has wanted to do is sit down and do things alone. She is usually a very active person playing outside the majority of the day.
I disagree with the effects of this medicine over the benefits. Although she is doing better in school, she is not wanting to play or interact with anyone. I would never put my child on a controlled substance! I have had an anxiety disorder and social phobia since I was a kid.
I was once on medicine at age 16. Not by choice though. The medicine worked. However, now that I'm 23 years old, married with 2 children, I choose not to take medicine. In the older days, there was no antidepressants or medicines for children who were thought to be ADHD. There was not a thing such as it!
I think doctors, teachers, and schools are putting way too much emphasis on this. Kids are kids! They will grow into adults normal just like a child did in the olden days who were hyperactive and they didnt know what it was then!! I feel very strong on this topic!