what about counselling, ocupational therapy/play therapy, child psycologist to help them get through it.they will give startegies to the child and parents to help them deal with their siuation. medication is only just a bandaid, it doesn't deal with the issuse.
my brother had add in school and most docs just said oh just give him ritlen and my mother refuse. she got him tutors and therapy and he went on the get a mechanics lisence and is now a qualified mechanic.
another senario is my cousins they went on ritlen at 5 years old gasp and then onto stronger medication and they are now riddled with health problem and one of them is severley depress and i suspect an some sort of mental health issues. it's just not worth it.
just remember these medications have side effects and can really mess up a growing brain and then this child will be even worse of than before.
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Does anyone have any experience with this, or know someone that does? I want to bring the subject out into the open a bit more, and would like others feedback too!
I dont have any personal experience with this but was talking to a mum at school the other day and her doctor has recommended anti-anxiety drugs for her son as he was a lot of separation anxiety issues. He is only 4 years old (here in QLD you can start prep at age 4) and this to me seems so young. The mum I was speaking to is not wanting to go down that path either.
I wasn't aware until now that children could be presecibed anti depressants/ anxiety medication, it still seems so young. I have heard of ritalin etc, which I thought was a different type of drug?
Will be watching this thread, I am interested to hear other people's experiences, opinions etc.
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