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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