As you have seen, there are two schools of thought on this. You should not need to give the medication every day if he doesn't need it, but if his behavior at home is undermining his self-esteem (because of the problems that arise there due to no meds) it may be worth it to give them daily so your child feels the routine and comfort of being in control every day. There is an associated risk of depression in children like this and it is presumed to be due to the negative effects of their behavior. For this reason, continuous use can help the overall health and well-being of your child. School success is important, but so are social skills, physical activity and interpersonal relationships. Sometimes these things will take place on the weekends so your child may need the help here too.
It's more a personal matter between yourself, your child and your doctor.
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Debbie Miller, RN