Like dave said above, I also have Tourettes's Syndrom. I have had it since I was 13. I have been on many medications throughout my lifetime. I am now currently on Orap which is a nueroleptic to help ease the Tics caused by TS. But on the case of ADHD I do think that some drs are writing scrips to easilly. They need to do more tests to make sure the kid actually has ADD or ADHD. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was much younger, I cant remember exactly what age it was but I was quite young. But I am now able to control my ADHD without medication. Plus most of thre stimulant ADHD medication would exacerbate my tourettes and cause my tics to get much louder and much more frequent. I was only able to take non-stimulant medications due to my TS.