PLEASE READ BEFORE RESPONDING!!!!! I want discussion, but nothing bothers me more than when people respond without reading the whole "point". First, I am a person who is a very "granola" kind of person and I don't like using drugs unless absolutely necessary. I did natural childbirth with a midwife (in a hospital). I bake my own bread, cook all foods from scratch and buy organics. BUT... also know that while diet and behavioral work can HELP some things, sometimes drug therapy is warranted. If someone is diabetic, they should watch their diet and exercise, but they still may need to take insulin. If someone is bipolar, there are things they can do to help themselves, but they need the drugs to keep from cycling, so then why do SOOO many people feel that drug therapy is a waste with ADHD??? My son is a CLASSIC case of ADHD - CLASSIC. I had him take Adderall XR today (it was the drug prescribed to him this past May by that lazy psychologist who diagnosed him in a ten minute interview with me). My son has a major timed test tomorrow in school and SO FAR no treatment plan from his pediatrician (waiting forever). So, to give my kid a shot at being able to do OK on that test, I decided putting him back on that drug was his only hope. His behavior is night and day - night and day. He's not trying to read while sitting on his head. He isn't squirming so much in his chair that he risks falling off, he actually listened to the FULL explanation my husband gave him about "checks and balances" when my son asked.... Normally, I would have had to get after him to pick up his homework and to stop fidgeting with the fork... not today. Today... he's a normal bright 11 year old. Do you know how much calmer our evening has been? He's still cracking jokes, still doing his "creations", but in a more concentrated way. If anyone could SEEEEEE what drug therapy can do for "some" kids who truly need it, they would understand and not be so quick to say it's diet or it's being undisciplined, etc. My son, like a diabetic, NEEDS a drug to regulate his body. Are people opposed to it because it's mood altering? Because it's incorrectly diagnosed so often? WHY this NEED to say, "no drugs"???