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  • 18

    The title may be asking a question, but the body of the article makes many "claims", many of which I find to be incorrect and show a definite lack of research and supporting literature to said statements. As a PMHNP I find this "article" disturbing and not educational at all. Go post this on the psychiatry forum at SDN and see what kind of responses are forthcoming from the psychiatrists.

    How can a person 'decide' when they are not given the correct information.

    "Medications can lower the energy amount in children, calming and relaxing them to the point where they simply do not have enough energy to be impulsive."
    This statement shows a complete lack of understanding in the actual mechanisim of most medications used to treat ADHD.

    I'm a pretty positive, live and let live type of person/poster but these psuedo educational articles are ridiculous.

  • 16

    Would you kindly share your source for the claims made in this article? Also, what is your own professional experience with ADHD?

    Edit: Lastly, it doesn't seem that your target audience was the educated health professionals that make up the majority of AN members.

  • 15

    What is this dreck?

    It's embarrassing, inaccurate, and downright dangerous. There is an obvious anti-stimulant bias and the alternatives listed are... "we'll" say misleading.

    As an adult sufferer of ADHD whose entire immediate family has been diagnosed with the disorder, I can tell you that this "article" is crap. Do your own research, talk to your psychiatrist or provider, and don't look to the Internet to provide you with medical advice.

    By the way, this whole "article" seems like medical advice, which is against the TOS.

  • 14

    Stop taking those extra shifts! You are teaching those who ask that you won't say no, and they know now who they can sucker into it. Your body and patient care will suffer if you keep this up. Stop it!

    Practice in the mirror if you have to, and remember "No" is a complete sentence.

  • 11

    Quote from Nursein2017
    Honestly, who wants to be in a hospital bed for days on end watching peoples court and hearing beeping sounds and have cords all over
    Believe it or not, but some patients have absolutely nothing interesting going on in their lives. A hospital stay facilitates attention from kindly healthcare staff, three warm meals, multiple snacks, cable TV on a flat screen, daily housekeeping, laundered sheets, and the chance to rest. Some people do not get these things at home.
    Quote from Nursein2017
    What should a nurse do in this situation?
    You educate the patient about the consequences of his actions, then you document everything. However, we cannot really help people who have no desire to help themselves. Trying to help a noncompliant patient who has a death wish is like pouring one's efforts into a bottomless well.

  • 11

    Joined today, not a nurse, posts a loaded question.

    Go back under your bridge - nothing to see here.


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