Question of the Week: Should a Child Take "Medication Holidays"

Eileen Bailey Health Guide
  • This week, one of the questions on the Q & A page was "Should a child take Ritalin on a "as needed" basis?"


    This issue has been debated for many years. Should children stop medication on weekends or during breaks from school? The answer is not so simple and may  be based on your family's individual needs. Some doctors feel it is best to stay on medication, keeping behavior even and others believe a break from the medication can help parents to determine if medication is still needed and give the child the chance to practice strategies learned while on medication.


    So this week is: What do you think and what do you do in your household?

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    Do your children take medication all the time or just while in school?





Published On: December 01, 2009