Children with ADHD are being medicated unnecessarily. The problem is there are no biological tests for the disorder, and it cannot be revealed through a blood test. ADHD should be the last resort for a diagnosis, but it is often the first choice. In many cases a child who is disruptive in class or …show more content…
Martin(2006) "Children with ADHD have traits that their peers do not posses, society needs the energy, creativity, imagination and passion that only children with ADHD have"(5). [This paragraph is too short.]
Another reason that children shouldn't be medicated is that medicating a child destroys a child's confidences, self worth and sense of identity. This is another reason why I believe children with ADHD shouldn't be medicated, children with ADHD are unique and society needs people with their personality traits. Also another reason why children shouldn't be medicated is that medicating a child destroys a child's confidence, self -worth, and sense of identity. [This is a repeat of previous information.] When we try to change our children by medicating them we send them the message that they are inferior and incapable of self control. We should not tell our children that they can be successful only if we change who they are.
Breggin(1999) says often children are ridiculed and rejected by their peer as a result of taking psychiatric drugs. Many of the children thought they were taking the pill to "control them" because they were "bad". Children are also being taught that a pill can solve all their problems. In many cases a child who is disruptive in class, disobedient, or has problems concentrating doesn't have the disorder, the