What people don't seem to understand is that this medication is basically just a strong cup of coffee with a time release coating. How many of you have philosophical objections to that? There must be a lot of Mormons on this board.
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Not to mention missing the opportunity to do things which require concentration, like math.
Its really easy to figure out if your kid was misdiagnosed. People without ADHD who take the medication (e.g. Concerta) have a very different reaction than, say, my kid who barely notices it but is able to concentrate in class.
Government is not a pass/fail quiz, the question "is it OK?" has no meaning. It is always as good or as bad as we make it.