My child has been diagnosed with ADHD. How do I make a decision about medication and what are the side effects?
If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might be wondering: what now? And how do I know if medication is warranted? The answer will depend on circumstances and will change over time. It’s quite OK to leave medication as a last resort — but it can be a very useful last resort. Here are some questions I typically work through with a parent and child negotiating this issue.