First, watch Frontline’s program, The Medicated Child (Links to an external site.) (click where is says “Watch the full program online” and then write a two-page reaction paper. In your paper, reflect on how the film made you feel and make sure to address the following:
- Do you think these children are being treated appropriately?
- What other treatments are discussed besides medication?
- What are some other factors (besides a chemical cause) that might contribute to the children’s difficulties?
- This documentary aired a while ago, do you think the material presented is still relevant? Why or why not?