The importance of involving parents in dose titration – a Dutch perspective
In my experience, parents do not like to give their children drugs for difficult behaviour – especially not a drug that is frequently given negative publicity in the media. Parents often ask the same questions during their first visit to my office: ‘What are the long-term implications – could these drugs be harmful?’, ‘How long should treatment continue?’, ‘Will the character of my child be the same, or will he become a zombie?’, ‘Will my child mature normally?’ and ‘Are these drugs addictive?’
ADHD in practice 2011; 3(3): 14–17
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