Ethical Issues With Adhd In Children

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They’re two ethical ways of how to treat a child with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. One way you suppress the disorder, also known as controlling a child with stimulants. Another way is to completely help the child overcome the disorder by curing it mentally. In order to improve the future generation, it is important to completely cure the disorder rather than suppress the disorder with medication such as Adderall and allow the child to live with it until adulthood. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is very common in children today. Children with ADHD will often experience serious problems functioning in the school environment. There are two ethical views on how ADHD should be treated, the first way which is to treat using …show more content…
Any medical professional will inform parents what’s best, but it is solely what the parent believes what is best, and that is another factor how it may affect the child later in life. Different cultures believe in different treatments. For example, the UK guideline developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommend that the use of drug treatments be reserved only for those with severe symptoms and impairments or when patients fail to respond to an initial trial of psychological treatments. The U.S. guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend the first-line use of pharmacotherapy, preferably combined with behavioral therapies, for school-aged children and adolescents with ADHD, but only behavioral therapies for preschool-aged children Wrong treatment or decision could make the child suffer even more in the future or affect the adult to rely on the medication depending the severity when diagnosed. Doctors are not unaware about children’s risks to the treatment of the disorder. They will inform parents what is best for the child and it is natural for parents to follow what the doctor says. Due to the child inability to say what is best for them due to lack of knowledge themselves, it is the parent’s responsibility to help the child choose the best treatment. Adderall is efficient and very effective. It was created for a fast and easy way to take away the problem. Sounds ideal, …show more content…
Specifically in the western cultures, they rely on pills to quickly make their problem go away. When treating a child with ADHD, parents should research as soon as they notice any symptoms. The sooner a child is diagnosed, the higher possibility of curing the disorder. Parent’s today grew up with prescriptions, vaccines, and over-the-counter medicine. It is almost second nature for them to give their child stimulants to suppress the disorder. No parent wants to see their children suffer or live day by day with difficulties. Severity is a huge factor on determining how to treat a child. A doctor will write a prescription or will even inform the parents of the child other possible treatments. At the end of the day, it is up to the parents of the child to decide what is best for the child as long as they know the pro and cons of each treatment. It is safe to conclude that once diagnosed, attempt to cure the disorder is the wiser treatment than suppressing it because of what is the norm today when curing any medical

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