Your concern about your son being spaced out on Ritalin is one that many parents face. Contrary to his previous teacher's thoughts, his dose may be too high, or it may just be the way he responds to Ritalin. From your post it seems you have a good relationship with your doctor; perhaps you can talk to him about this effect and whether or not it is advisable to try Strattera or Concerta. As the school caters for children with ADD they should be aware of the side effects of Ritalin and therefore sensitive to your concerns as a parent.
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