Hello everyone. It's been a while since I posted here though I still come occasionally to read posts. We are still in Morocco - after to-ing and fro-ing about where to go, I decided in the end that continuity was the most important thing. J has started at a new school here, kind of alternative set up run by a French lady with two assistants - school in the morning, activities in the afternoon, no homework (hurray!!), no grades. It's been only three days but so far J is very enthusiastic. Since posting here regularly we have had two tries with medication. Concerta lasted two weeks... it's only effect seemed to be to make J far more hyperactive and impulsive than he already is and Ritalin lasted three days - as with Quasym and Strattera, scary, horrible, psychotic rebounds, though the Ritalin ones were the worst. It just is not possible to continue with nightly aggressive, frightening rages like that. So J is unmedicated and therefore not able to learn or concentrate very efficiently. Each time we have a bad experience like this my belief that there is a medication that can help J decreases, my enthusiasm for trying too. Unfortunately in France and Morocco, there is no access to the other medications like Focalin and Daytrana that you have. What do you all think about the prospect of "doing" ADHD without medications?