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The Art of Medicating Hyperkinetic Children: A Number of Practical Suggestions

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Title: The Art of Medicating Hyperkinetic Children: A Number of Practical Suggestions
Creators: Arnold, L. Eugene
Issue Date: 1973
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Citation: L. Eugene Arnold, "The Art of Medicating Hyperkinetic Children: A Number of Practical Suggestions," Clinical Pediatrics (Philadelphia) 12, no. 1 (1973), doi:10.1177/000992287301200110
DOI: 10.1177/000992287301200110
Abstract: The psychologic aspects of the prescribing, giving, and taking of medicines are especially important when trying to modify the emotion-laden behavior of hyperkinetic children. The physician should start by cultivating positive expectations in child, parents, and teacher. This is necessary in order to break up existing complex vicious cycles of negative expectations, low self-esteem, discouragement, resentment, misbehavior, and poor achievement. One promotes the child's cooperation by building rapport from the first contact and by negotiating a medication contract directly with him. The child needs to know not only that his past misbehavior or failures are not being held against him but also that better is expected of him now that he has medical help. Parents deserve unhurried clarification of questions and should be warned about side effects. The time taken to talk directly with the teacher is most valuable. Direct communication can help set up positive expectations in school and elicit objective information about the child's day-to-day performance.
ISSN: 1938-2707
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/51564
Rights: © 1973 Sage Publications, Inc.
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