Medicating children

@MH4444 (2161)
United States
April 8, 2008 10:38pm CST
I just watched a show on Nova that discussed medicating children and the pro's and con's of it? What are your experiences? I sat watching it thinking of some of the things that kids naturally do. (I am a teacher be degree). Kids do things...strange things at times. Should we really be medicating them? I mean come on. Maybe we are just trying to make them be quiet? Consider this: Take a creative child. Take an innovative child. Medicate them. What will you get? Nothing. Child quiet and calm. Is this good? I have real problems with it. How do you feel?
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@KrauseHome (32858)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Wow, I could not tend to agree with you more on this one. I find too many Doctors and Parents using medications such as Ritalin, etc. to help calm a child when sometimes it could be doing many of them more harm than good in the long run. Yeah, it might make a difference sometimes in the way your child behaves, but you could also be limiting their potential in life when you do this as well. You brought up some Great points here. Wish there were more Doctors and nurses, or concerned parents that would believe more this way as well. It is time more people learn to be proactive about things that something is finally done to help Stop them.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
14 Apr 08
There does need to be tons of change. Unfortunately, as long as doctors get money for pushing these medications; there will be the issue. It is up to the parents to say no to the teachers and doctors pushing the idea. Just nuts. I recently met a woman that works in the insurance industry. She is signed under me on AC as a writer. She wants to annonymously write about what is REALLY going on in medicine today. Book mark my sites on my page here. (There is a widget to subscribe); and be updated on what she has to say. I am going to link it all.
@KrauseHome (32858)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Thanks for choosing my response as Best Response. I think everyone needs to be able to freely give their opinions and such on Health Care and see if anything really is ever done.
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I suppose it depends on what medication you are talking about and what its being prescribed for...My son has been on Prozac since the age of 10 (he's going to be 15 this yr) and its helped him out tremendously with his depression..So IMO..medication CAN and DOES help.