Research on children taking ADHD medications indicates children taking stimulants are less likely to develop alcohol and drug problems than their peers with ADHD. Past research has alarmed parents into thinking their children will have some kind of a drug problem in the future because of their ADHD medications. This research it is very beneficial to parents, so that they can focus on the quality of life of their children at the moment.
Parents can now focus on the side effects of the stimulants with the help of doctors. Among the side effects of ADHD medication are sleep or appetite problems.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, parent reports suggest that close to one in 10 kids and teens in the U.S. has ever been diagnosed with ADHD, and two-thirds of those with a current diagnosis are treated with medication such as stimulants. Any parents who has a child diagnosed with ADHD they should have some kind of training such as psycho-social, parent-management types of strategies. It is very challenging to have a child with this disorder, but the most important thing they need is attention, support and love.
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