Topics: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Stimulant, Amphetamine Pages: 2 (1228 words) Published: October 31, 2014

The Argument against Drug Therapy in Children with ADHD
There has been a great increase of interest in the treatment of Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children from a scientific perspective as well as from a societal standpoint. The attention on this disorder has been reflected in the number of carried out researches, books, and scientific articles that explain the best treatment options for this common childhood disorder. In the same manner, big progress has been accomplished in handling and understanding the treatment of ADHD in children with drug therapy. Most children who are diagnosed with ADHD nowadays are being helped with favorable and considerable results due to this approach, which wouldn’t have been the case a few decades ago when the disorder wasn’t effectively recognized and most often untreated.      For parents, it is particularly vital to seek for the best treatment alternatives in order to ensure that their children receive the most effective and safest therapy available. Therefore, it is important to obtain a thorough understanding of the children’s behavior and learning problems before deciding to intervene or even considering a treatment plan. Even though there are numerous treatment plans, not all are equally beneficial for all children suffering of ADHD. Parents may feel distressed when seeking effective yet safe aid for their children since they find themselves misinformed and confused. In their desperation, parents can opt for treatments that may sound effective but are not necessarily the least detrimental. No matter how well-educated or how well-intentioned parents are. If they don’t count with the expertise necessary to evaluate the effects of treating their children with rigorous drug regimens, they won’t be able to recognize the potent hazards they are exposing their kids when choosing these treatment therapies.The purpose of this paper is to inform parents and to prove with supporting evidence that drug therapy...

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