Children and ADHD

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I have a brother who is 7 years old and he was diagnosed with ADHD a few months ago. Personally, I don't want him to be treated with medication because I don't want him to be bullied and I want him to live a normal life. My family had a  hard time in coping with this kind of situation. What should we do? Should we continue his medication or not?

I'd just want to be aware, any advice regarding this would be much appreciated.


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    Hi Charles,

    It's better to talk to the proper person, your brother needs proper medication. I saw a website that offers treatment for a child with ADHD. And also, you can check their blogs/articles to educate yourself and to cope with the situation.

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    Hi, I am as parent studying the subject of ADHD

    ?and am very concerned at the possible side effects of medication

    (stunted growth etc)

    ? search Q&A with prof Susan Bogels

    who has many yrs experience in proven alternative methods as

    mindfulness that can be used alongside medication with the

    intention of gradually coming off drugs,


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    First of all do not quit the meds cold turkey. Those meds, as most for chronic illness, need to be tapered off of. Can you tell an improvement with the meds at all? Are you afraid he'll be bullied bc of being on meds, having ADHD, or both? You and he do not have to tell anyone but the school nurse the name of his med. Sadly kids are cruel even if you have no illness at all. If the medication gives relief from the symptoms for him then keep him on them for now and maybe try dialectical behavioral therapy. Once the therapy starts helping as well then wean him off if possible.

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      Hi Shannon,

      At first, he's hesitant in taking medicines because just like us he is afraid to be bullied but we told him that it's for his own good. And now we're seeing an improvement. 

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