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Clinical Practice Points on the Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of ADHD in Children and Adolescents submission

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18
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First Name: 
Lisa
Last Name: 
Kamaralli
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I find Page 15 "the inability of parents to implement strategies may raise child protection concerns." of the DRAFT Clinical Practice Points on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children and Adolescents to be a violation of my rights as a parent to apropriatly care for my children. It reads as a threat to my liberty and a threat to my childrens liberty.

The side effects of the medication used to treat ADHD are listed in the draft on page 14, the draft also states that the long term effects are not known yet. To force a parent to give their child medication with the side effects stated and with unknow long term consiquences should be condemed by the Australian Government.

Page reviewed: 14 September, 2012