My ex-husband sent me a link to a snippet from the Today show with Matt Lauer where they discussed the issue of over-medicating kids with ADHD. Take a look: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/3677250#46251298
The choice to medicate is intensely personal and I don't fault anyone one way or another. Preston spent a little less than a year on medications that seemed to really help but also induced side effects that created additional problems. As for ADHD, I think it is a disorder that is both psychologial and psychiatric. Families living with this disorder could tell best.