Over Reliance on Medication
Children are often prescribed medications to treat conditions such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety, but there are concerns that some children may be receiving medication unnecessarily or in excessive amounts. Over medication can have serious side effects, including dizziness, fatigue, and nausea, and in some cases can lead to addiction or other long-term health consequences. Additionally, over medicating children can mask underlying issues that may require other forms of treatment. Therapy, lifestyle changes, and safe family homes can reduce the child’s likelihood of requiring medications. Healthcare providers should consider alternative treatments and carefully weigh the risks and benefits of medication for each individual child. It is also important for parents and caregivers to understand the potential risks of medication and advocate for their child’s health and well-being.