Lynn R. Schechter, Ph.D., L.L.C. - Licensed Medical Psychologist
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One of the toughest decisions that parents have to make is whether to use medication to help treat their child's behavior/attention/emotional problem(s).  It is very understandable for parents to be concerned. Unfortunately, many of the medications that are used to treat childhood mental health disorders have not been studied extensively in children.  Also, every medication has possible side effects, most of which are certainly unwanted.  

Medication certainly has its place with respect to the treatment of children.  I have seen many youngsters over the years whose lives were transformed in a positive way by the identification and use of appropriate medication(s).   I also believe that in the majority of cases, supportive cognitive-behavioral therapy is extremely helpful to enable youngsters to learn new strategies for coping with stress and to learn strategies to address whatever problems they may facing. Parent education/training sessions and/or family therapy is also important so that the family can learn how to approach problems from a different perspective that helps everyone to feel more successful and less frustrated. 

So, to sum up, my opinion is that medication can be a useful tool, but it is not a magic bullet, not by a long shot (no pun intended). It can help children to reach their targets (their goals), but it needs to be part of a holistic approach to treatment. 
 

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