Homework problems. When should a kid just do a trial of add medicine to see if it helps?

When all are ready. Any person who takes a stimulant will focus better. If a family has tried environmental and structural interventions and identified that no other changes in diet, nutrition, or support are beneficial, it is reasonable to do a med trial, or even as a first choice if adequate diagnosis suggests that meds might be helpful-if that is the famioy preference.
When he has a valid. Diagnosis of adhd with input from parents & teachers + developmental, medical & family medical & psychiatric history + evaluation for comorbid conditions (e.g., learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, & oppositional defiant disorder) + a thorough physical & neurological exam + review of growth & sleep + fam. History of cardiac arrhthymias, + his parents know effects/side effects of meds.