In hindsight, I do think so. I believe every child should have a complete evaluation, including a neuropsychologist evaluation before any medications are prescribed at all. So often our kids are misdiagnosed and are worse after taking certain medications. I know there are no blood tests, but, jeesh, I wish they'd try harder to figure out what is going on rather than seeming to guess, "Um, it's ADHD!" "It's bipolar!" "It's ODD!" "It's autism!" They really need to test our kids a lot longer before giving them these potent drugs, and they need to let us all the potential side effects--I know nobody ever gave us a rundown of medication side effects. Nor did anyone, before our neuropsychologist, do any serious testing to see what my son's behavior/challenges/oddities really meant. Therefore, they got him wrong...over and over again. Ten medications later he is better off all of them. I know some kids need them, but should the doctors try a little harder to figure out what is wrong? Ever feel like your kid is a guinea pig?