The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Treatments Of Adhd Essay

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Treatments of ADHD Imagine a student in first grade who is always talking to another student and is always somewhere around their chair, but never in it. Imagine this student getting a note sent home for their poor behavior in class stating that they should be checked for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Now imagine their parent getting the note, going to the doctor and being told that their child has been diagnosed with ADHD. This parent now has to make a choice between having their child medicated, finding a different treatment, or just letting the situation slide. This very situation has happened, and is still happening, to many families around the world. Parents are forced to answer the question: Should my child, diagnosed with ADHD, be medicated? There are many factors that could sway a parent one way or another in their decision to medicate their child, whether it be what the side effects are and how long those effects will last, or what other treatments are available to them. What is ADHD? ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. It is a genetically transmitted neurological/behavioral condition (Walters). Linda Marsa has organized ADHD into three types: The first type is the most severe and children showing signs of having this type of ADHD are generally hyperactive, impulsive, disruptive, and “may be a bully or a trouble maker.” The second type of ADHD is more moderate than the first and children have…

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