From Skeptic to Advocate: Medication for Children

Jane is back with ALL the questions she gets in her DMs - why did she change her mind on medicating her kids?

Jane discusses her personal experience with medication/paeds and her children and also discusses the WHY, WHY did she change her mind?


  • What was the process to medicate a child?
  • Why do you do it? 
  • Does that mean your child is short and won't eat food? 
  • Why give a child a stimulant who is hyperactive?    
  • Do these meds make children lose their personality?   
  • What side effects are there and what benefits are there?    
  • What does the research say on ADHD and outcomes of children who are medicated or not medicated?    
  • Will ADHD change my child's brain so they function better in the future?

* This isn't an expert point of view, it is a personal experience, everyone should seek medical advice or see their treating prescribing for their professional opinion when varying their medication**

**If you loved this episode and want to go ahead and get a diagnosis for yourself or your children - check out for downloadable guides on paediatricians and psychiatrists**

Previous episode on Medication and Psychiatrists here:

Credit to Dr Andrew Huberman, there is research from him in this podcast episode. Check him out at the Huberman lab.

Credit also to Dr. Daniel Armin from Armin Clinics

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About the Author Jane McFadden

Jane McFadden, former psychologist turned neurodiversity specialist, found her passion after a late ADHD and autism diagnosis. She's the founder of Australia's largest online psychology company, helping veterans with PTSD. Now, she hosts the popular podcast "ADHD Mums" and speaks on neurodiversity, focusing on women and girls. Jane resides on the Sunshine Coast with her family.

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