My 9 year old has been struggling with school for years now. I'm considering holding him back this year but have made a doctor's appointment first to look into possible diagnosis for ADD/Adhd..He has some behavioral problems and can't seem to keep friendships. It breaks my heart because I just thought that was who he innately was..KINDA HOPEFUL it may be something that can be fixed with therapy and medication possibly. My only fear is the depression,that comes with taking these med in the beginning. I have been,treated for ADHD and hated feeling like a guinea pig in the beginning and when I finally found a medication,that worked the dark depression was INSANE.!! NO WARNING but have found if I kept taking it I eventually was okay..I'm worried about it all but yet feel a tad bit hopeful.