Kids, Mental Health and Meds
For quite some time now, there’s been debate raging over the prevalence and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and other mental health concerns among children and teens. Are these issues being misidentified and overdiagnosed? Should medications be prescribed and how do we avoid overprescription of these drugs? These are all important questions that many parents are working to navigate. One reality that is undeniable is that new a study has found that many are dying from overdosing on these medications. In 2019, benzodiazepines like Xanax and stimulants like Adderall accounted for more than sixteen hundred deaths combined. Researchers are saying that doctors and parents need to be careful about prescribing and having kids take these drugs. Parents, we suggest that you secure a Christian counselor who is qualified and experienced with these issues. Seek medical advice from those who take a more conservative approach on medications.