Should Children With ADHD Take Stimulant Drugs?

Dr. Max Wiznitzer says the judicious use of medication for moderate to severe ADHD is a good
3:00 | 10/15/12

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For children with moderate to severe ADHD that has not responded probably will not respond solely to behavior on educational intervention. -- judicious use of medication as is indicated it's it's a good idea he had the goal of the medication. Is to help the kids focus. -- are reduced -- impulsivity. And also to basically allow them to function adequately in their social environment. Think about the ramifications of the -- -- behaviors. They get rejected or ostracized by their peers. They have academic performance problems and their first office team goes down the tubes they can't we have reached a potentials that disposed to reach. So if you put them on the medication -- focused in doing well. As the report -- shot because it reduces them passivity and improves their attention span it does not turn neutral -- effect that the myth. There are some people that -- high doses of almost any medicine can have a blunted effort which really means they -- doll and quite but that's not the gold of the Madison the -- of the medicines to improve your focus not to make adult.

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