The use of this medication in young people
has come under question by many professionals and parents.
Is it addictive to a six year old? What will it do to my
child's development? These are all important questions to
ask. Despite the basic knowledge of what this drug does
initially many do not know the long term affects. It has
been said that when the drug is used over a long period of
time various mental afflictions such as psychosis set in
creating a negatively altered state of mind. Although it is
being studied presently, many years went by with very little
understanding of the long-term effects.
When deciding if this is an excepted course
of treatment for your child it is always important to keep
in mind how this will impact their growth. Is the addition
of a mood disorder due to highly active stimulants worth
suppressing your child's behavior whether it is viewed
negatively or positively in today's society?
The medication Concerta has many positives
and negatives. Only your doctor will be able to help you
decide on a course of treatment. Are you willing to give
your child medicine without truly understanding the future
impacts? Many parents do with over one percent of the young
US population on a variety of stimulants. Are you prepared
to accept the negative repercussions of using this
medication? Ask yourself these questions before you consider
this medication for yourself or a family member.