So things change... as we all know... and I now find myself in rather a different place in regard to ADHD medication. I begin to see it as something neutral in itself, rather than necessarily "bad", and that if it works, if it helps, well... we should use it. J continues to have the usual problems at home, school and with social relationships that always go along with the ADHD territory. In addition, he is occasionally doing dangerous things - most recent was setting fire with a lighter to an olive tree and plants outside the house, much to the fury of the watchman. And I could go on with examples. His inability to deal with frustration, to control his emotions, seems to be getting worse not better. He is a very bright boy who learns relatively little at school, seems almost "stupid" in comparison to his peers. So... we have twice seen the psychiatrist here in Marrakech who specialises in ADHD and he today gave me a prescription for Strattera, the only ADHD medication available in Morocco. I know it is a non-stimulant that works in a different way to the stimulants. It is taken once a day in the morning and is supposed to last 24 hours. We are starting on 10 mg, moving up to 20 mg after a week. I will see the psychiatrist again in three weeks and we will monitor the situation for 8 weeks to see whether the benefits outweigh any side effects.