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Originally Posted by shelbean
My brother, who is now 28, was almost diagnosed hyperactive. My mom noticed he got into more trouble in school when he was less active out of school. She enrolled him in all sorts of sports and extracurricular activities to keep him busy and in school, he needed to be put in more challenging classes, b/c he was smart, but when he got bored, he got into trouble.
Originally Posted by shelbean91
I do think there are times when meds are needed, but I think they should be used as a last resort, after all other options are exhausted. Too often, they are given as the first try to control the situation. If the condition can be controlled by diet, exercise and behavior modification, that is preferable to meds, but if all that has been tried and failed, then of course meds are needed.
Originally Posted by sully
I really do think this is the hardest thing I have ever dealt with in my entire life. It is so hard to know what the right thing is.
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