We started "A" on Metadate CD 10 mg Sunday and the only thing that I have noticed is that we have had times of hysterical outbursts. He had three such outbursts on Sunday--none of which were related to anger or frustration that I could tell. They were all related to more sadness or disappointment. Each resulted in about 30-60 minutes of crying, screaming, just hysteria. Since "A" is usually very easy to redirect this was unusual and I related it to the metadate. No issues Mon or Tues, but today he melted down over not getting to go with husband even though the rest of the family is staying home. And once again it was out of character crying--not temper tantrum crying--but just like he was severely disappointed and didn't know how to handle it. We saw his psychologist today and he said that maybe it was because "A" had a better ability to focus now and before his brain would have just been jumping on to the next thing and he wouldn't have registered the major disappointment as deeply. But taking medications he is able to focus and digest the emotion but at this point doesn't know what to do with it. We started the Metadate after doing the first of our neuropsychologist evaluation. General Pediatrician prescribed it after doing a bare minimum of evaluation, but I waited until after additional testing to start because pscyhologist thought and I thought that most of "A" problems were anxiety driven. However, the preliminary results of the tests we have showed that he "scored off the charts for ADHD" (quoted by psychiatric). I'm interested to see the other results. I'm trying to push for full neuropsychologist evaluation but we had issues with Medicaid last year and we are trying to work around these for this year since it is still so early in the year. Any pointers on Metadate CR? Psychologist thinks that because of "A's" high score on ADHD related tests that the lowest dose would definitely not be sufficient to control his school related issues. I haven't upped the dose yet; I'm not against it, just want to go slow. And another question--I've had several people recommend Adderall instead. What experience do you all have?