“Medicating Your Child with ADHD: How to Manage the Feelings of Guilt and Judgment, and Make Peace with Your Decision” [Video Replay & Podcast #299]

Episode Description


There isn’t a harder, more agonizing choice than the one to medicate your child with ADHD. Parents work tirelessly to do what they really feel is highest for their youngsters, however the most efficient remedy approaches for ADHD don't seem to be straightforward and making peace with your resolution is rarely simple.

Parenting a child with ADHD brings many challenges and questions. Parents continuously feel conflicted, hesitant, and scared when deciding to introduce medication. They doubt their very own competence and can really feel defeated. Those feelings are strengthened by way of others’ judgments about medicine and your parenting selections.

On the other hand, oldsters are also judged for no longer medicating their child’s ADHD. It is essential to remember that no longer every child with ADHD needs and/or benefits from drugs. There are many explanation why. Talking through your thoughts and feelings about medication is a good way to feel relaxed with your decision.

Listen and learn from Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., about:

  • How medication can effectively contribute to an total remedy plan for a child
  • Common myths and assumptions about ADHD medications
  • When a child is simply too young to take medication
  • Ways to battle self-critical or accountable thoughts and feelings related to your child taking medication
  • Reasons why folks might make a selection not to medicate a child’s ADHD symptoms
  • Ways parents can explain to others (in the event that they feel compelled to) their decision to medicate their child
  • How to talk to your kids about taking drugs so that they adopt a non-shameful angle about their remedy

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a medical psychologist and lecturer in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he makes a speciality of the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Eating Disorders. He has spoken on numerous webinars and items at many talks and conferences around the nation. He these days serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude, in addition to the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He may be a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel and a paid advisor for Understood.org.| See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

  • “So informative and I beloved the advice of issues to say to others who question our decisions.”
  • “Excellent mirrored image and dialogue of the execs, cons, and problems similar to medicate or no longer medicate.”
  • “I preferred the feedback round the large picture and long term worries that come alongside with medication treatment.”
  • “I cherished how it answers some of the questions of the oldsters I am operating with. Thank you!”

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