My wife and I generally take a “holistic” approach to managing our family’s health. We try to prepare organic/healthy foods, encourage physical activity, and ensure a proper sleep environment free of electronic distractions. When our kids are ill, however, we go to the pediatrician and quickly consider whatever Dr. Z deems necessary.
In my psychotherapy practice I spend most of my days assessing students for ADHD. Once a child is diagnosed, most parents almost immediately ask about medication. And yes, stimulants can help one focus, but JUST giving a pill is not the proper solution to this complex situation. There is no cure for ADHD, but there are many ways to improve attention.