I don't know alot about adhd. Do not close your mind to your child needing medicine though. They probally just haven't found the right mix for him. I had no clue about my child until he was 15 and he just totally shut down . He started crying alot,having stomach and headaches.went 3 days without sleep, and walked around the school like a zombie. I took him to the hospital and they admitted him to the psychriatic floor and I had to leave that night. He was first tested for drugs witch all turned out negative and then was put through many other test. They ended up diagnosing him with bipolar and at the time I had no clue what that was . It was a horrible thing to have to go through seeig your child being treated like all the others there that had many other problems too.If I had only had this knowledge when he was younger he could have been on medication and not went through this. Keep your mind open and realize it is a chemical imbalance in the brain and only medication can control it. It could be though that they have not diagnosed him with the right disease so ask alot of guestions and research on the internet. Goodluck!