looked, or ignored because parents do not want to face reality that their child needs treatment. II. ADHD is a medical disorder and is not caused by bad parenting or environmental influences and needs medical treatment. Medication and therapy can effectively help teach a child and their parent to cope with ADHD. A. It is important for parents to find the treatment plan that works for their child. 1. Children who are denied of behavior medication suffer in academics states a quotation from an article in Behavioral Drugs & Children, “Children with ADHD who are treated with Ritalin demonstrate a greater ability to concentrate in class, engage in fewer impulsive acts, show improvements in the quantity and the quality of their schoolwork, and are better able to interact socially with others.” (Lee & Griswold, 2011, p. 2) B. ADHD medication is safe and does not have side effects or long lasting harm toward children or adolescence.
1. ADHD medication is looked down upon because most parents do not want to give a mind altering medication to their minor children; this article describes a good comparison to how this medication should be viewed, “Supporters of drug therapy say that taking Ritalin is no different than taking antibiotics for pneumonia.” (Peacock, p. 2)Continue with points, and support/evidence
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