Essay about Adhd Medication Side Effects On Children

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ADD/ADHD Medication Side Effects in Children
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that causes an individual to have a short attention span, not be able to manage their behavior properly, and creates impulsiveness. People of all ages can have this disorder, but often times the ones who struggle most are children. Because of this condition, children may need to take medication in order to keep their behavior under control and manage their attention. Being on a drug at a young age can be a struggle for many children in numerous aspects. Although a young child is challenged without being on medication, the side effects they face from taking it still creates other challenges for them.
It is very common to have side effects from taking drugs for Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Many times, negative side effects cause individuals to stop taking the pills. Although there are many negative side effects from taking this medication, it also comes with some positive side effects as well. Side effects are usually different based on the age of the patient. Younger patients, like preschoolers, often have stronger side effects (Collingwood). Common negative side effects are said to be; decreased appetite, weight loss, sleep disruption and anxiety issues. In order to minimize these negative side effects, it is very important that you get the correct dosage. Most of the positive side effects are apparent to children while educational…

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