Over the past few years much question has arose about the proper diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD. Many times children without ADHD have been treated for experiencing the same characteristics of a child with ADHD even though not to the same degree. The decision to treat medically is an ethical decision as well as medical. The treatment for ADHD is most often psychotropic drugs like Ritalin, Adderal, and Concerta. These drugs are effective for ADHD, but it has been prescribed for more children than was predicted to even be diagnosed.
Medication May Not Be The Best Treatment for Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Medication May Not Be The Best Treatment for Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Everyday tasks can be a challenge if you have a child suffering from Attention Deficit (Hyperactiviy) Disorder and sometimes we are made to believe that medication is the quick fix but how healthy can it really be. Medication can definitely be more convenient but what harmful effects can this have and are there any other options? Medication may be the most common form of treatment for children suffering from Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, however studies have shown that following a detailed diet may be just as effective and a much healthier option. Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder is a behavioral disorder with mild to severe symptoms associated with functional deviations of the central nervous system. The characteristics of this disease include a poor attention span, impulsive behaviors, and some children may show hyperactive tendencies.
* * Communication is an essential tool a childminder can use to meet the needs of children. It is the basic requirement of my job role to communicate with individuals and their families. In a nursery setting communicating with other staff members ensures effective team work and continuity of care. It also ensures any health and safety issues are recognised and reported. All members of staff should attend hand over at the beginning of each shift and also complete communication books after attending to an individual, thereby keeping other members of staff informed and aware of current situations within the workplace.
Unit 2 3.5 Explain when and how to refer other adults to further sources of information, advice or support. If any other adults in our school, such as parents or staff, asked me for advice or support regarding a child, my first point of contact would be our SENCO (special education needs co-ordinator) leader. At my school the SENCO leader has a lot of experience so would know exactly where to send them for the specific help they needed. She is responsible for the day to day running of the schools SEN policy. A SENCO is also the person who laisses with the parents, teachers and any other professionals involved with the child.
The most common procedure for using a placebo is when a patient is given a useless pill and is told that the pill will improve their condition. The patient’s belief that this pill will improve their condition could produce a sort of therapeutic effect, which in turn can actually cause an improvement in their condition, perceived or actual. This type of application of the placebo effect is the one used by most psychologists when studying its importance. As for whether it should be treated as an extraneous variable, many people are of the belief that the placebo effect has a very important role to play when studying psychology. Hrobjartsson (2003) believes that the placebo effect is a phenomenon that will always be around, no matter how it mutates.
Many people choose Antidepressant medication as a treatment because that is the first thing their doctors suggest. Antidepressant medication may relieve some of your depression symptoms, but it also comes with significant side effects and dangers. What’s more, recent studies have raised questions about their effectiveness. Learning the facts about antidepressants can help you make an educated decision about what’s right for you. Most mental health experts agree that when depression is severe, medication can be helpful, even life saving.
In many cases when signing informed consent documents an alarmingly large percentage are misinformed as to the effects of the drugs they are taking. This includes the side effects as well as the actual benefits that are possible. Many trials that would be deemed as unethical in the western world also transpire such as placebo testing for terminally ill subjects. However, Shah also argues that these drug trials are not completely irredeemable or without reason. Many of the drugs tested are not harmful nor are they very beneficial either.
What they found out later, though, was she had failed to specify the people with normal weights had preexisting chronic illnesses or were smokers. This gave them a disadvantage. In another study researchers found that, “overweight individuals (but not obese people) tended to live longer than those of normal weight” (“You Can't Be Fit and Fat). They go on to say that not all overweight people develop diseases, but they are at a higher risk. At first, when this idea was brought up I thought to myself “yes maybe that can be possible”, but after reading several articles on it I know that it is not true.
Psychoactive Drugs Psychoactive Drugs are drugs used to alter thinking, memory, and perception. These drugs were developed to help people. Some help people deal with pain and/or injuries, whereas the rest are to help people perform daily procedures by allowing sedation to make them possible. Although often abused these drugs are useful. A lot of people overdose on these drugs because it feels better to be “high” then to go through the pain.
It is rather difficult to interpret alternative medicine as a very “effective” treatment as it works for some people and for others it may just be mumbo jumbo. However, one must consider that every individual has slightly different bodies. Hence, it is realistic to state that not every treatment works on everyone. • Conventional medicine is preferred in the treatment of trauma and emergencies while alternative medicine excels in the treatment of chronic disease, although homeopathy can also be very effective as