Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          SHOW

          Parenting with Pills

          December 23, 2004

          The first line of treatment for the millions of kids who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often drugs. Is medication the best treatment?



          Pushing Pills?
          Lynn and Doug are at war over whether or not to give their 10-year-old son drugs for his hyperactivity. Doug says it makes him a zombie, but Lynn says drugs are the answer for his behavior.

           

          Does Tyler need the pills?

            



          Alternative Approach
          Seven-year-old Austin suffers from ADHD. His school wants him to take medication, but his mom, Nicole, doesn’t want to pump him with drugs.

           


           
          Is there an alternative?


          Update: See a follow-up with Austin.

           

          Update: Austin is now 13. How is he doing?

            



          School Controversy
          Chad says he’d rather go to jail than put his son on medication for his hyperactivity. Chad doesn’t want the government telling him how to raise his child.

           


          A school principal and teacher weigh in.

           


           
          DrPhil.com Exclusive
          After the show, Dr. Phil talks with the audience and lets them voice their opinions on this heated topic.



          What you didn’t see on the show.

           

           
           

          RELATED RESOURCES


          The ADD Answer: How to Help Your Child Now
          by Dr. Frank Lawlis
          TheADDAnswer.com


          Dr. Lawlis also offers the MINDBody ADD Solution CDs at MindBodySeries.com.

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Is Anger Ruining Your Life?

          Are you being verbally and emotionally abused daily by a spouse or family member?

          Be on the Show

          Huge Family Drama?

          Is your family unable to be in the same room without a HUGE fight taking place?

          Be on the Show

          Clear Your Name With Dr. Phil’s Help

          Is your name being dragged through the mud? Are you ready to do something about it?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500