Re: side effects of not being medicated
Well, there are statistics that indicate that kids with unmedicated ADHD are much more likely to have auto accidents than are their peers who are either medicated or don't have ADD. That's what your doc was referring to.
But what I think I hear you saying is that you aren't sure that you do, in fact, have ADD. If that's true - if you've been incorrectly diagnosed - then the argument for medication is invalid.