My son has been diagnosed ADHD at 8 yrs, was taking ritalin for 3 years, then concerta. The meds only act as a concentration booster. He has been refereed for neuro feedback. Brain analysis reveals high imbalanced Theta, low frontal SMR, Inadequate Beta1, SMR low during a cognitive task. Can taking concerta for so long cause this condition, have I done more harm than good
I dont think Concerta would have caused this. It is a stimulant and would affect both sides of the brain equally. I know it is easy to beat yourself up when something happens to your child-you automatically wonder if it was something you did-I've been there and done that. It is a difficult decision to put your child on medications, especially something like a stimulant The Concerta has probably helped the condition. I dont think that this is a result of the Concerta. My son was on Concerta from the time he was 7 until he was 15 or so and started to refuse to take it any longer. Many children have been on it for many years-some clear up into adulthood without problems like this. I think this is an issue separate from taking the medication. It may have been the brain condition all along and not ADHD.
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