Non-stimulant medications (e.g. Strattera-atomoxetine; Wellbutrin-buproprion) mainly work on the noradrenaline neurotransmitter and are great at focusing and the problems of inattention. Because the typically have a blood level, they are more likely to have a continuous effect (e.g. you wake up with it and go to sleep with it). They are safe. See the http://www.caddra.ca site for information related to medications. Go to the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines (button on the left) and go to the Appendicies to learn about the meds. Keep looking at the Tips and Treatment section and there will be a new one on meds soon.