I am 47 and recently diagnosed add attentive. I started on adderal and, apart from the type of medication it is, it makes a very noticeable difference. ADHD did not exist when I was young. I wonder what my life would be like. I hope your kid is interested in learning more about it and how to mitigate the problems it creates. Medicine really helps me. And changing some behaviors helps. My side effect is appetite. But I am very good and diet focused so it has not been a problem yet. It feels good to be able to think clearly for once.