This reply was originally posted by user SamK91 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
My pediatrician gave me pamphlets to read and make a decision on what medication to choose. She suggested a psychologist, but my son who is six rarely talks about his feelings and his usual response is, “I don’t know.” I chose to go the medication route as I have seen the effects of it on other children and it made a world of difference for them. We are trying Byphetin and my son is on a low dose. It’s only been a few months and I still see huge mood swings and defiance issues with him. Then there are days where he is the sweetest kid. I will be going back to the pediatrician and asking more questions as I feel I am better informed after reading many questions and answers, reading information on links that I have found here. Good luck.