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are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for adhd inattentive type?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing Proven: Although there are many products on the market touted to "naturally" improve the symptoms of add/adhd, nothing has been shown in research studies to be effective.At the moment, do not waste your money.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Yes: There are studies indicating that dmae, magnesium, dha, zinc and vitamin B6 can be effective helping adhd symptoms.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
There is no evidence in the literature that "natural" treatment of ADHD works better than traditional treatment, including behavioral management of the symptoms and stimulant medication to address attention span and hyperactivity.
Nov 24, 2011
Dr. Andres R Villar
39 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are several promising studies using zinc, magnesium, vit b6 amino acids, phosphatidylserine and neurofeedback.There are also numerous studies proving the efficacy and safety of medications (if used properly by a knowledgeable physician) behavioral intervention and parent skill training, although time consuming is efficacious and for the most part free of side effects.Discuss with your md.
Answered on Apr 14, 2016
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