Should Kids Come Off ADHD Meds For The Summer?

Should Kids Come Off ADHD Meds For The Summer?

Ah…summer vacation. It’s so very nearly here. For those of children with ADHD, that often means deciding whether to take a “drug holiday,” where they discontinue their children’s stimulant medication for part or all of the school break. If kids experience side effects from the medication – and not all children do – parents must weigh the potential pros of giving their kids a drug holiday from these against the pros of continuing the medication through the summer. Though summer means that most children are not engaged in academic tasks during the day or homework at night, summertime is definitely...

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