Stimulant medications for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) turn children into "zombies." They also carry risks for heart attacks, depression, and even cancer.
That's what I'd read and heard and what I feared was true, and also why I held off so long before giving my own son medication that ended up bringing out the best in him, and in me.
Meds do have some risks and downsides, yet parents struggling in the No Man's Land of America's cultural wars over ADHD know there's powerful hype on both sides of the issue, and whatever choice we make, we're going to catch flak.
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