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Child having borderline ADHD. Misbehaving in school. Should I put him on ritalin?

my daughter was told her son was borderline a d h d when he 5years old at the time he was very active and hard to controle. is is now almost 13 years old and a lovely child and he can sit for hours watching tv or playing a game but recently he started secondry school and is getting a lot of detention for misbehaving in class. pressure from the teachers has my daughter concidering putting him on ritalin a drug she refused when he was 5 and to my mind a much more disruptive child i am afraid the arrivel of a new baby and pressure from teachers will result in her son going on a drug that has questian marks beside it s name
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thank you for your query.

I will not recommend the use of the medicine without an evaluation by a healthcare professional. 8 years is a long time and the child should be reevaluated before putting him on any medication. May be counselling may help him.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your grandson all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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