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Thread #86484   Message #1609671
Posted By: dianavan
20-Nov-05 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: ADHD- Ritalin
Subject: RE: ADHD- Ritalin
Mark -

A few questions:

When first prescribed, isn't there usually a trial period?

During the trial period, who records the observations?

Are these observations ever considered?

I have found it very difficult to teach new concepts to children who are taking Ritalin. Yes, it enables them to produce written work based on what they already know but when it comes to new info being assimilated - what studies have been done?

Are you aware of any therapy or counselling that can be helpful to a child with ADHD?

As a teacher, I have my doubts about the number of children that are using medication at a very early age. Aren't they learning that they need drugs to control their behaviour? Does it lead to drug dependence? What are the statistics?