difficult child doesn't take it when there is no school. But I am seriously trying to understand. difficult child says it DOES help him. He also says, and told psychiatrist, that the Adderall puts him to sleep. It is XR, and he even takes a second dose at lunch. psychiatrist says it has that affect on some people. I thought Adderall was suppose to do the opposite. difficult child says it helps. HOW? If it puts him to sleep, how can it help? When he puts his head down and does nothing because he is so tired it surely cannot be helping. He says he is so tired, but when it wears off he feels normal again. He tried Concerta and Focalin, but both put him in an extremely bad, out of control mood/place. Scary thoughts. Adderall didn't do that. Any suggestions on an alternative we can maybe look into? He won't take it during the summer but maybe we can experiment and see what works. I asked him if he would try Vyvanse. His reply (remember his anxiety issues) "No, that drug is too knew and there might be side affects unknown". sigh. On a good note, he is aware of his anxiety attacks. He is doing well dealing with them. He even takes a xanax with him just incase. (not to school, but to events) he hasn't had to use it.