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Re: medicating children

Posted by Elizabeth on November 20, 1999, at 7:30:50

In reply to Re: medicating children, posted by dove on November 19, 1999, at 9:40:54

> I believe sedating children and dulling their creativity is awful.

What psych medications typically given to children are sedating or creativity-dulling?

> But, helping them avoid depression, suicide, drug abuse ect.. is not. I have five children, only one of them is on any meds or has ever been dxed with any emotional/mental disorders.

Well, if they haven't been diagnosed with a disorder they probably shouldn't be on meds.

> My daughter is my twin and I will do my best to help her avoid the difficulties she is going to face as she matures into an adult.

That is good. I think any responsible parent should do this.

> The only sad thing is the fact that when she took the stimulants she could finish her painting without starting over a hundred times because of imperfections. She could finish writing a story without crying in frustration over invisible flaws. She had better self-esteem, she was emotionally stable and felt like she was worth something.

"Frustration tolerance" is a nice descriptive term from this. If ADHD is indeed her problem (I haven't read all the threads), this is common. (Has she ever tried antidepressants -- SSRIs in particular?)

My best to you and to your daughter.




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