Parents are often baffled and frustrated by the DSM and Psychiatrists are calling for an overhaul of the manual. Professionals are questioning the essential design of the DSM and accuracy of the way disorders are defined and are yielding to the need for new approaches to diagnosing disorders. There has been a shift in how the diagnostic system is developed. In times past symptoms and treatments were based on data collected from clinicians but the power has been taken away from practitioners and has transferred to academicians and researchers. Supposedly, the switch was to create operational diagnostic criteria’s, which is seen as more consistent than ones based on clinicians descriptions.
That however has been proven untrue. Some parents are simply looking for reasons to medicate their children so that they do not have to parent them. This is when it becomes increasingly important to make sure that they child in question fits the criteria for what is needed for an AD/HD diagnosis. Contrary to what many believe poor parenting is not a cause of AD/HD. In addition to that playing video games, too much sugar, fast past lifestyle and lack of self control are also invalid causes of AD/HD.
In fact, patients may be caused additional, avoidable harm by failure to disclose because they lack information that would allow them to receive appropriate treatment should further complications arise (Hoy, 2006). In a recent survey, 77% of hospitals indicated that malpractice fear was the principal barrier to error disclosure. Malpractice liability and insurance costs have become so high that they have caused physicians to move their practices to other states and, in some states, institute work stoppages. Although physicians may want to do the right thing by disclosing errors to patients and apologizing for harm that occurred as a result of an error, physicians fear that an apology would lead to higher malpractice premiums and be admissible in court, should the patient decide to sue (Hoy, 2006). However, research on the relationship between error disclosure and malpractice liability has not found
Shanna L. Cannoy Professor Sarah Lupinacci English 102 26 July 2011 The Effective Use of Medication is Needed for Controlling ADHD Symptoms in Children When parents have children with a health issue such as diabetes medication is sometimes necessary to control the disease. While ADHD is a mentally debilitating disorder, many people including some parents of their own children, with ADHD, will not help their child by the use of medication. It is a parent’s job to do everything possible to ensure their child’s ability to succeed with their best interest in mind. Why would a parent deny their children a sufficient way to survive better socially, academically, and emotionally when the option is present to help them do so? Robert Findling says it best with his question ‘‘Why would you want to let a child suﬀer unnecessarily?’’ ( qtd.
When analyzing one child who may, or may not, see side effects which include tics, anxiety, chest pain, psychiatric disorders, or blood pressure changes, there is something to keep in mind about the widespread use of such tactics on the children and their developing mentality. The old saying goes, “the children are our future,” with that being said, what future are we establishing with this plethora of medication? Long term physiological and psychiatric effects are in much debate with very little data on either, however, there are some concepts that do not require firm statistics to realize an issue in the making. An article on anti-depressants brings to light a concern that does not appear much in the ADHD debates, that of a child's sense of self (Sharpe, 2012). Adults diagnosed with depression, or even adult ADHD, have an idea of who they were before the medication, and as such, can see the differences that medication may, or may not, have made.
Those concerns are magnified when it comes to treating children like Comstock, who often are not included in clinical trials because of their young age, and who may have many more years to contend with any possible side effects of the drug. Some experts point out that not all of marijuana’s components, and their effects on the body, have been studied, not to mention well understood. Without more research, both doctors and parents will continue to face the difficult decision of giving youngsters a compound and hoping it will do more good than
The drug companies had long been reluctant to do studies on drug effects on children. It has become a known fact that many of the drugs that work for adults do not work for children and teenagers. "We're dealing with developing minds and brains, and medications have a whole different impact in the young developing child than they do in an adult. We don't understand that impact very well. That's where we're still in the Dark Ages."
I don’t necessarily know what the laws should state, but its something that needs looked into badly. Prescription drugs are becoming more of a street drug than thought about. This paper contains information and facts on why I know prescription drugs are being abused and why I think stricter procedures should be taken with usage of prescription drugs. There is also an argument about prescription drugs being too hard to get, which you will read about later in the paper. Prescription drugs that are most commonly abused, classified as Opioids, are OxyContin, Vicodin, and Demerol, which are used to treat pain or relieve coughs or diarrhea.
Title: Nation Rx: Sacrificing children for profit The use or over use of psychotropic drugs today in the America is becoming a serious problem that not many people feel the need to address. As a modern developed country how for are we willing to go to control or children and adolescents? What did parents do in the years past when they had over active children or rebellious teens? Now days if children move around too much in class they referred to psychiatrist and quickly labeled as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD )patients and then placed on medications that alter not only the mood but their whole personality . Currently there is no clear definition for the condition.
This have proven to be untrue because although the vaccines are available, they are not mandatory and some parents do not believe in vaccinations for various reasons. One main concern of many parents is that the vaccine causes neurologic damages to children which has not been scientifically proven. With sufficient education this fear can be overcome. The vaccine available for measles