Every day Attention deficit disorder seems to be treated with pills or some type of new drug. When will we ask, what are the long term effects of these drugs? Are they helping treat ADHD or are they not doing as much as we think they are? Here is a good article that looks at the long term benefits of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs:
By Steve Mitchell
From Consumer Reports.org
Attention Deficit Disorder: Benefits of Long term Drug Use?
If your child takes medications such as Ritalin or Adderall to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you should reconsider after two years or so whether the medications are still helping, according to a new CR Best Buy Drugs report. We found that while those drugs help most children and teens with the condition at first, it’s unclear how long the benefits last.
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Professional medicine has made a habit of diagnosing children with attention deficit disorder and then prescribing ADD drugs. We normally will just do what the doctor says. Isn’t it about time we started questioning these drugs and looking for alternative treatments for ADHD?
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