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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD is an issue ofcontroversial debate over the best course of treatment management forchildren The questions of the debate are as follows Is it better to treatADHD in children with the use of stimulant medication or is it best totreat ADHD in children through behavioral therapy Both treatments havetheir likes their differences their advantages and their disadvantages The first belief is that stimulant medications are the best course oftreatment management The medication treats the balance the neurologicalimbalances in the brain which causes the symptoms of ADHD It is a beliefthat under medical supervision medication is an adequate treatment that issafe for children to take A child diagnosed with ADHD who is prescribemedication is under constant monitoring by a doctor While Under a doctorscare adjustments are made based on the progress and decrease in symptomsIts advantages also included a shorter time spent in treatment while onmedication and faster results in controlling symptoms However themedication can become addictive as well as having other disadvantages suchas stunting the childs growth or rarely sudden death The US Food andDrug Administration recommended that a black-box warning label be placedon the labels of all stimulant medication used to treat ADHD The second belief is that treatment through behavior management is asafer practice for managing the symptoms of ADHD It is a drug free provenmethod Sometimes referred to as psychological treatment It requires atherapist to teach the child and their parents teachers and extendedfamily members different techniques to help improve the childs symptomsThe treatments advantages include a Childs mind to be spared the stimulateside effects of medication like an addiction and dependency It canbecome a disadvantage to improving the Childs symptoms in that if oneperson does not do their part the child is not helped Meaning that its amethod of strict consistency and dedication of everyone that is a part ofthe childs life If the child is
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