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The greatest advice I can give is to go talk to a naturopath doctor about your child and his symptoms. There are SO many natural and effective vitamins/supplements that have NO side-effects that can help. Our naturopath doctor has our 11 yr-old son (120 lbs.) on EPA Fish Oil (2400mg for agitation) and DHA Fish Oil (2400mg for focus) that I get online through Metagenics http://www.metagenics.com ; Neural Balance (4 capsules for self-regulation) that I get online at http://www.neuralbalance.com; NeuroReplete (1 capsule for movement control, motivation, focus, addiction control) that I get online at http://www.CHKnutrition.com ; Lithium (20mg for aggression) that can be purchased on Amazon or other health stores; Vitamin B6 P5P (100mg) that can be found on Amazon or health stores. My son has been on this regimen for 2 yrs and he is such a different kid with no side effects, weight loss, or having to juggle timing with it wearing off during the day. We continue to get comments from adults who spend time with our son without us present (his Sunday school teacher, his aunt, his teachers, his youth group pastor) who tell us they have seen a difference in his calm and focus. His last teacher said he never would have guessed our son had ADHD if we had not told him. This last summer, our son went on a middle school camping trip without us. Even though he’s not a fan of taking pills and it would be inconvenient to bring all his vitamins/supplements, he asked to bring them because HE NOTICES A DIFFERENCE! A victory in and of itself! I’m just a parent and not a doctor, so I don’t know what supplements or dosages would be right for your child. However, it can’t hurt to get a second opinion from a naturopath doctor. There are many who specialize in ADHD and take medical insurance for office visits.