While I fully understand, and agree with, SM's contention and concern, that children who actually have ADHD definitely need to get the proper treatment for it, I've also known/read about children put on the medication for ADHD
when they didn't need it. Same goes for
adults. We've had people come to the thyroid forum and say they'd been diagnosed with ADHD and/or depression, when what they really needed was proper thyroid testing and adequate hormones.