Re: help with my son
Just a thought- I'm working on my degree in child development and the professors often stress that ADD can be over-diagnosed in kids. You're doctor may have a point that he may need mood medication. He may have something along the lines of a conduct disorder, which from what I've learned can appear in young kids and early childhood. I find children can be automatically diagnosed with ADD w/o looking into other possibilities. The first grade seems so young to be on so many behavior meds. Just to see, it'd be a consideration to take your son to a psychiatrist and discuss his behavior with that doctor. If the medicine isn't working, then maybe ADD isn't the problem. I'd explore your options of what could be wrong with your son before you let anyone convince you he needs to be medicated if you feel it isn't working.
"Careful the things you say, children will listen.
Careful the things you do, children will see.
~Into the Woods