Re:Urban legends, Handling meds
- My oldest son was ADHD. The school tried to pigeon hole his brothers in to that diagnosis. It was obvious to me niether was like their older brother. Anyway my point is sometimes it is the parents and teachers that need medication to show more patience and understanding rather than use the broad brush to cover up their inability to cope.
--- In email@example.com, Thomas Roberts <minisinkbuffalo@...> wrote:
> I had (have 1 still on) 3 sons on ADD meds.Â When it was time to have the 2nd diagnosed and treated, our previous Pediatric Neurologist was no longer taking our insurance.Â We went to a new Dr wh is highly respected.Â Her first comments were about limiting meds and trying different approaches.Â Several of which we had tried and failed, with the oldest son.Â That was one of those days when my son was "off the wall".Â Â By the end of that visit the Dr said that "even though she doesn't believe in medicating children, my son needed the medication."
> I have found that many of the ones who are against ADD meds either do not have a child with this illness, or have a kid who we all agree needs the medication badly, but the parent refuse to believe there is a problem.
> Tom R
> From: Scouter Chuck <antelope95@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Monday, May 7, 2012 12:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [Scouter_T] Re:Urban legends, Handling meds
> Chiming in on this thread, again.
> The medication vacation as a treatment plan was something
> that was popular in the 80's, I believe. Unfortunately,
> while most doctors and psychologists no longer believe in
> it, once it's been published, it will get on the Internet,
> where it _never_ goes away.
> We now know that the medication vacation is not good for
> the kid or his associates, but some parents and medical
> staff still haven't heard that. A number of parent's
> I've seen prefer no treatment to "poisoning their kid
> with chemicals" for just being an "active boy".
> There is also a growing school of thought that, in spite
> of all the evidense to the contrary, ADD or ADHD are
> imaginary problems made up by "big pharma" to sell more
> meds to people. That attitude doesn't help the child,
> the adults, or the unit.
> A lot of this may come into play in situations of
> divorce, when one parent treats the kid for a problem
> the other can't or won't see.
> Now, for the kid refusing to take the meds on campout or
> summer camp, I have noticed that more often than not,
> such a kid is in the range when taking these meds is
> somthing less than "cool". This may also be related to
> some aspects of bullying, where the fact the kid is taking
> meds makes him a target of some of the others, no matter
> how much anti-bullying they get at school or elsewhere.
> One other thought. At a certain point in puberty, and
> it's quite variable, the hormones kick in and upset the
> delicate balance that has been in effect for several
> years. Things can get really interesting until the
> _new_ treatment plan is determined.
> Just a $0.02 rant.
> Chuck Bramlet -- Phoenix, Az. -- mailto:antelope95@...
> I "used to be" an Antelope! -- WEM-10-95
> Thunderbird District -- Grand Canyon Council
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> "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing"
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