diagnosing young children forum - 1 What effect might misdiagnosis have on their lives 2 Why should or shouldn't we diagnose young children 3 What age

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1.) What effect might misdiagnosis have on their lives?2.) Why should or shouldn't we diagnose young children?3.) What age is "too young" to diagnose, or is there no age limit?4.) What are the cons of giving diagnoses too young to children?5.) What are the pros and cons of using psychiatric medication with young children?1-5.Misdiagnosis has a lasting effect on people's lives. Even in the age of second opinions, children are consistently misdiagnosed for a number of problems. We shouldn't diagnose young children for behavioral disorders because they are not terminal. I believe that a child should not be drugged for a non-terminal disorder. ADHD, ADD, Bipolar, Conduct, etc. are all disorders. If dyslexia can be treated without drugs, all of these other disorders can be managed by other means as well. We treat these disorders as if they are an internal medical issue. Ritalin is the most common drug used to treat ADHD. The most common side effect of Ritalin is an erratic heartbeat.
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  • Fall '13
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  • Pharmacology, Amphetamine, Methylphenidate

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