Persuasive Essay On Why Children Should Not Be Medication

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Sitting in class looking everywhere and hearing everything, but you sit there wondering, “What’s wrong with me?” All the other children are sitting still looking straight. The feeling of being abnormal because being different is wrong. No parent wants this for their child, logically the parents think it’s the right decision to medicate their child. Children should not be allowed to take prescribed medications due to how it impacts their mental state, body, and relationships with others. Medicating children does not fix them. In America, the most prescribed drugs to children is Ritalin for ADHD. Across America, parents worry that their child is different (Pearlman 4). To fix that problem they take the child to be tested. When a child gets tested for something like ADHD it usually a fifteen to twenty-minute appointment and they walk out already diagnosed (Newmark 2). A study at the National Institute of Mental Health found that some children being diagnosed as ADHD are nothing more than living their childhood (Vatz…show more content…
Which leads to parents pressuring doctors to ‘fix’ their child (Perlman 1). The children being medicated are the youngest ones in their class, but they are just expected to act older than they are (Weber 2). Society has tricked people into thinking there is only one way a child should act. It is true that some children need medicine, but four out of five do not need to be (Richard 4). Hence, that medicating children is not the best choice there are other options like changing diets and have behavioral therapy (Sanford 1). Children should not be allowed to take prescribed medications due to how it impacts their mental state, body, and relationships with others. There is one reliable research that has been conducted to show how drugs like Ritalin affects a child in their early years (Shirley 1). With all this in mind, should the world’s children be

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