Parents of ADHD Children
This is what worries me after 10 years of medication.
When the action of neurotransmitters is artificially stimulated for a long time, might the brain eventually slow down its own production of these chemicals? By giving a child stimulant medication, you are fooling the brain into thinking it makes more neurotransmitters than it really does. Might this interfere with the neurological system s ability to regulate itself?
What happens when the effects of the drug wear off and the child s true self reappears? (Or, is the medicated version the true self?) If they had never been medicated would they need it now after ten years of medication?
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