Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

What if my child needs medication?

Depending on the type, how serious and how long your child has had the symptoms, your pediatrician or child psychiatrist may prescribe medication for your child. Often, medication is prescribed with some type of behavioral treatment, such as counseling. However, in an increasing number of cases, especially in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), some providers may only prescribe medication. Parents and caregivers often are very concerned when they first learn that their child might be prescribed medication. It can be a scary idea. But in most cases, parents find that medication can be a helpful tool in relieving their child’s symptoms. Questions about your child’s medication should be directed to your pediatrician or the prescribing physician.

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