I came across this article in the New York Times which is quite illuminating about an issue which I have noticed: We, as a country, are very quick to diagnose a person and prescribe medication for their issue.
When I was a child, I don’t recall as many children with the symptoms of ADHD as there are today. Does that mean they weren’t properly diagnosed or the issue didn’t exist at that time? Those are questions for others to answer. All I know today is that many are very willing to jump to the conclusion that a child fits the profile for this condition and the only proper way to handle it is by medication.
Maybe the article in the Times will give you a second thought about this. I have thought for a long time that we are an over-medicated society and what I read here seems to support my thinking. At least it’s worth considering.