Summer break shouldn’t always mean a ‘drug holiday’ for kids with ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2018-06-07

Parents are planning for summer holidays, too, but for those of children with ADHD, that often means deciding whether to take a “drug holiday,” where they discontinue their children’s stimulant medication for part or all of the school break. If kids experience side effects from the medication – and not all children do – parents must weigh the potential pros of giving their kids a drug holiday from these against the pros of continuing the medication through the summer.