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A 34-year-old member asked:

are there any natural herbs or remedies that can help with adhd along with meds prescribed by the doctors?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No: There has been one study showing some help with use of an extract from a tree bark and one study showing some help with use of fish oil products, but these have been small studies. However, many parents do use melatonin to help children sleep who suffer from insomnia because of their adhd or the medications used to treat it.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hmmm: Michael bloch, md, assistant professor at the yale child study center at yale university school of medicine commented on a review of over six hundred patients showing a minimal help in using omega-3 acids in adhd patients. He cautions however, that the effect is minimal, and does not supplant mainline treatment.August 16 in the journal of the academy of child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
2 others Treatment of ADHD with French maritime pine bark extract, Pycnogenol. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16699814 and methyl B-12 but there is more anecdotal evidence then published studies.
Nov 24, 2011
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Omega-3 plus meds: Omega-3 oils support the brain and nervous system. Omega-3 supplements have been used alone and in conjunction with traditional medications for treatment of ADHD.

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