Welcome to Part Nine of our Summer 2013 blog series…Ten Questions Parents and Caregivers Ask About Kids and Medication. Today, we’ll explore the topic:When should we question if our child is getting the right treatment?
Today’s question applies to any mental health treatment provided to kids and teens- not simply pharmacologic treatment.
I’m astounded by how many kids come into our practice with a history of being on a specific medication regimen for an extended period of time, or extended involvement with a psychologist or counselor with little or no benefit. It’s not at all unusual for me to see kids who have been taking medication for months or years and neither the parent or the child can tell me why the medication was originally prescribed, or how they would be able to know if the medication is working.