TOP 5 QUESTIONS TO ASK

BEFORE YOU PUT YOUR CHILD ON ADD MEDS

Intro

If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, you are likely facing a decision about whether medication is going to be part of the treatment plan. While pharmaceuticals are the mainstream course of action for reducing symptoms of ADD/ADHD, medication use is always accompanied by some inherent risk. Knowing the right questions to ask can be just as hard as making the best decision for your child. Here are the top 5 questions to ask before putting your child on ADD/ADHD meds.

Is It Really ADD?

ADD is the most common diagnosis in children under the age of 12 irrespective of the fact that the condition and potential causes are very poorly understood.

Is It Biochemical vs Neurological?

In many cases, the answer may be both. Researchers have found in MRI imaging that the brain matter and activity in children exhibiting symptoms of ADD is different from children without symptoms.

What are the side effects of ADD Meds?

Stimulant and non-stimulant drugs are used to manage symptoms of ADD/ADHD. The effect of these drugs on developing brains is still unknown and may carry risks later in life.

Will Meds fix ADD?

Medications do not “fix” attention deficit, instead serve to reduce symptoms. Experts recommend that any pharmaceutical treatment is paired with behavioral therapy.

What are other tools that can help manage ADD?

You know your child best, so if you are concerned about using pharmaceuticals to manage ADD, discuss these alternatives with your healthcare provider.

What you should do first

Before committing to ADD Medications, please download our “Top 5 Questions to Ask Before You Put Your Child on ADD Meds” to be well informed.

If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, you are likely facing a decision about whether medication is going to be a part of the treatment plan.
Start by downloading “Top 5 Questions to Ask Before You Put Your Child On ADD Meds”.

If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, you are likely facing a decision about whether medication is going to be a part of the treatment plan.
Start by downloading “Top 5 Questions to Ask Before You Put Your Child On ADD Meds”.