@Markerrag -- there's nothing wrong with trying homeopathic treatments and that is a decision that parents must make. It is, after all, their job to do what's best for their children on a case-by-case basis. If it works, then that's awesome. If it doesn't, then other methods are available. A lot of parents like to try the least risky treatments first, and that means putting a kid on homeopathic medicines and then seeing how well they work can be the safer move in some cases.
One of the main concerns about ADD is the allegation that it is diagnosed much too frequently. Kids who genuinely suffer from the condition may respond very well to traditional medications, while those who do not may develop genuine problems when those medicines are used.
ADD is a tricky thing to diagnose. Parents concerned about the long term effects of ADD medicine would do well to get a second opinion before engaging in any treatment regimen. But, isn't that the case with about anything?