Mudcat Café message #1613746 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86484   Message #1613746
Posted By: Sorcha
25-Nov-05 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: ADHD- Ritalin
Subject: RE: ADHD- Ritalin
Thank you, Dr. Mark. Your posts are exactly our experiences. Our Dr. DID warn us, and started him on the lowest dose possible. NO side effects for him at all. He stopped taking it in 7th grade...his choice. You can't force a child that old to take meds. He had a HELL of a time graduating from HS but he finally did it, a year late. He is now on Prozac.....Lexapro didn't help.

Another thing that I think is....
In the 'old' days, school wasn't as mandantory as it is now. A lot of these kids probably gave up on school, dropped out and went to work in the family business....farming or whatever.....