I also belong to a French forum for parents of children with ADHD. Whereas prescribing stimulants for ADHD (Ritalin and Concerta are the only stimulants available here) is generally very poorly viewed, with a lot of hostility to it, these parents largely seem enormously in favour of stimulants. There are a couple of doctors (also parents of ADHD kids) who contribute there; one was speaking yesterday about how Ritalin helps with the social isolation suffered by these children by giving them impulse control... This surprises me a little. I don't hear that so much here, I think. Is it people's experience that Ritalin does indeed make a child stop and think before playing too brusquely or being impatient or interrupting others or being quarrelsome, etc?