A big issue with any mental problem is medication. Medication while helpful can also produce numerous side effects. It is always best if coping and counseling can help alleviate an issue. This is not always the case so the question of when and what is always central. ADHD also comes into play with various medications to help alleviate the symptoms. The big question is if medication is best for a particular individual or not.
The article, “The ADHD debate: To medicate or not to medicate, that is the question” by Dr Hanli Ratenbauch explores this debate in greater detail. The article states,
“The debate on whether or not to medicate is a difficult one. Parents are concerned about the consequences if you don’t medicate before your child reaches adulthood. Of the 5-9% of children diagnosed with ADHD, 70% of people carry it into adolescence and 50% into adulthood. As we age, the hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour decreases, but the non-core issues relating to peer relationships, self esteem, family function and social skills can remain negatively impacted.”
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