|Dave Traxson, Chartered Educational Psychologist.|
- adverse drug effects of sleep disturbance and weight loss which are having an adverse psychological and/or physical impact.
- sudden collapse in school which results in hospitalisation (not as rare as might be thought - two occurred in one small area of the West Midlands in 12 months)
- concern amongst professionals that parents are reporting behaviours to access Disabled Living Allowance at medium or high rate.(£300 or £600 per month respectively)
- acute anxiety is a contra-indicator to using psychostimulants, as we know anxiety is very common in children who present with behavioural difficulties.Also if the psychostimulants do the job they are designed to do the child will have an awful nights sleep and certainly be anxious the next day, as all parents know, which continues a vicious cycle.