I am now seeing a lot less of hyperactivity because the parents, especially mothers, have woken up to the major causes: chemical food dyes, preservatives, MSG, and sugar. They observed their normally behaved children going ‘hyper’ at parties, or moderately hyperactive kids getting worse. They found lollies with natural colours, replaced soft drinks with fruit juices etc. All children with ADHD should be referred to a broad-minded allergist. Paediatric psychiatrists are inclined to put these kids on methylphenidate and amphetamines, heavyweight medications which work mysteriously and paradoxically.