OK, last May I made an appt, waited two weeks, met with the doctor for 10 minutes and he gave me a prescription, and next day my son was on meds. and it made a HUGE difference. HOWEVER, this doctor said that behavioral help didn't help and only drugs helped and only wanted to see my son one a month for 10 minutes to see if it was working. After oen other appt. we realized this just didn't feel right and besides that, my son's appetite was GONE and he was dropping weight - like 5 lbs in a month and for a skinny kid, this was too much. So, in AUGUST I made an appt. with the leading clinic for ADHD diagnosis. It's a whole 4 appt thing with all sorts of tests etc. The EARLIEST they could see us was November 19th (or around then). We got the report and recommendation mid december. Next step was to talk with the peds to get on drug therapy. OK, we decided to waint until after the holidays since we were traveling around. So, like Jan. 7th, I take the report in and they said the doctor would call for an appt. once he read it and could give recs. I wait two weeks. I call and they can't find the report! ACK!!! So I take another copy in last Thursday... nothing... today I call (it's 6 days later) and the lady at the front desk says, "It's on the doctor's desk, he'll call once he's read it".... makes me wonder if she didn't just put it on his desk just now!!! I started this in AUGUST!!! It's almost February!!! In the meantime my son's grades STINK because he forgets to turn things in and doesn't pay attention in school (on tests he gets As). Feb. 6th they are taking the adv. math placement test for 7th grade Algebra and he SHOULD be able to do well on this and get in since he's a math whizz, but I worry about his concentration and ability to sit for a test. i'm just hoping it's not timed because that will kill him! yesterday, I truly was ready to strangle the child (figuratively speaking) as it took him ALLLLL evening what should have taken 30 minutes. He just wears me out! not seeking advice really, just needing to let it out, I guess!