2 thoughts on “What Do Kids Think About Their Medications?

  • May 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    “In addition, teenagers typically have not developed the cognitive capacity to think long-term in the same way adults have.”

    Slightly insulting, as a young adult. Many teens DO have the cognitive capacity to think long-term. What’s typical really?

    • May 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Fair enough. I should have said “many.” It depends on the age and maturity level of the teenager, of course (also remember a few kids in this sample were 11 or younger). However, the capacity for very long-range thinking-we’re talking potentially decades in the future for very long-term side effects- does continue to develop through adolescence, as I understand it.


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