I was diagnosed about 3 years ago with ADHD and was prescribed metilphenidate. I took it for over 2 years along with pshycotherapy, but I was not happy with the pills because they don't correct anything, they just diminish the symptoms for a few hours. This is not about the therapist, she's really good. I just can't bring myself to the idea of having to pop pills every day to cope with this. The biggest challenges seem to be ever-changing thoughts, organizing things, follow up on work and other pending activities and doing chores around the house (which btw didn't improve significantly while I was on medication). I felt more focused at work while on the pills, the 'bouncy thoughts' were less, but that's about it. I later learned they caused me liver damage and I stopped taking them about a year ago.
I love natural, organic, raw foods. I am a firm believer that my life quality for later years is directly proportional to what I do for my health and body now. That said, I've been working for the last 6 years on cleansing -and keeping clean- my body, studying nutrition, holistic health, herbs and plants properties, even aromatherapy. I gave metilphenidate a shot, but drugs are definitely not an option for me.