Children typically crave the attention for others; that be positive or negative. I have a family member who is a young boy who I feel as though is suffering from taking ritalin and depakote. Over all no one can tolerate him, not even the school. There have a various of times where he'd have a freak out episode and become suicidal. This scares me because this boy is only ten. Ritalin nor Depakote is helping the fact that he still is performing at a 3rd grade level. These drugs are making matters worst. What's the publics opinion?
This child needs a full psychological and medical work up by experienced physicians. I agree that throwing pills at a kid may not help. However, you are stating very serious responses which could be from abuse, neglect, caretaker drug use, severe allergies, parasites, all kinds of things.
I hope the parents are able to take this poor child for a full work up. The child is suffering deeply. Whatever the cause, he needs help and soon. I don't know how you will intercede, but I hope someone looks into this.
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