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    An_191071 posted:
    Correction of word s/b Therapeutic

    'A child who is Adhd and active physically can possibly see adequate results'
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    Boyzmomee responded:
    A child "has" ADHD.

    While I've found physical activity to help my son, it does not take the place of medication.
    choo_chu responded:
    This can even be extended to adults. I have found that running and swimming helps me tremendously, but I still need to take medication.
    ruthy0374 responded:
    My son is active and takes hip hop dance even, but it isn't helping. I really don't want to put him on meds though.
    aniol3czek replied to Boyzmomee's response:
    that helps a lot !!!
    Boyzmomee replied to aniol3czek's response:
    I'm glad.
    Boyzmomee replied to ruthy0374's response:
    No parent wants to give their child medication.

    However, not providing treatment often hurts the child much more.
    JMT1017 replied to Boyzmomee's response:
    I so agree with this!

    When I was diagnosed (as an adult), my husband questioned the need for medication. I also work with children with disabilities. I told my husband and I tell these parents that if the child had a thyroid disorder, seizure disorder, or high blood pressure (I know, a stretch, but stay with me!), that they would likely not question nor hesitate to medicate. ADHD is no different!

    I so wish I had been diagnosed as a kid so that I could have taken medication! I could have done some amazing things!

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