No one should be using any medication if it is not clinically indicated (i.e. why use antibiotics if there is no infection?). The first step is to confirm whether your grandson indeed has ADHD. If so, and if medication is indicated, then Ritalin may be considered. See http://renataschoeman.co.za/is-adhd-a-fairytale/ (specifically "myth 7") with regard to the safety of methylphenidate.
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