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Why Drugs shouldnt be in the treatment of Children with ADHD The concept of behavior disorders such as Attention-deficithyperactivity Disorder ADHD are complex and highly misunderstood disorders Since these disorders are misunderstood it has caused a considerable amount of controversy surrounding the treatment Medications used in the treatment of ADHD are being used on children with no consideration for the side effects whether short or long-term No treatment or therapy has aroused as much controversy as the use of stimulants in the management of children with ADHD According to a Brown University Child Adolescent Behavior Letter two million American children are diagnosed with ADHD 13 million of whom take mind-altering drugs such as Ritalin Buomomano 8 Medication isnt the only option of treatment of ADHD The problem is that drugs have simply become too easily available as a method of treatment In order to understand the treatments for ADHD you must first have a clear understanding of what the disorder is and isnt It is important to note that many professionals and other people associated with ADHD tend to use the term Hyperactive According to Shire Richwood Inc The condition is now called Attention-DeficitHyperactivity Disorder or ADHDBaren 4 There are many different variations in the definition of ADHD They can all be basically summed up as an individual that has trouble paying attention listening to parentsguardians or teachers and tends to have difficulty sitting stillAdderall 2 A more formal definition given by the authors of Teaching Children and Youth with Behavior Disorders is heightened persistent physical action that can be characterized by disorganization disruption and unpredictabilityShea 41 ADHD is a serious problem it affects every part of a childs life form their productivity in school to their ability to have healthy social interactionrelationships with peers A child with ADHD often have problems following directions remembering to do chores play fairly with siblings or remembering rulesTanner 7 When a child enters a
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