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Are There Any Effective Holistic Diet Habits For People With Adhd
No: Only avoidance of foods and beverages that affect brain such as caffeine and chocolate. Some younger children react adversely to artificial red dyes, but "holistic" diets per se, will not improve adhd. That said i agree with the other posters who suggested good nutrition exercise and sleep benefit brain function, but again do not treat adhd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on med: Stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall can have very positive effects for people with ADHD.Other medications such as Provigil and Nuvigil can also be helpful. Careful of recommendations for medications that do not have scientific support . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inadequate diagnosis: The problem is inadequate diagnosis. Reliance on behavioral check lists can tell you a person has a disorder of attention not specifically ADHD. There are good diagnostic tool done by neuropsychologists, but insurance companies are reluctant to pay for testing for educational purposes, leaving primary care doctors with prescribing, at times with inadequate information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To indicate their: Prescribed dose of amphetamine (adderall, vyvanse, dexedrine) stimulants because many states require er's & trauma centers to screen drivers & passengers in motor vehicle accidents for drugs. Also, some non-stimulants(tenex, intuniv, catapres, capvay) lower blood pressure & rebound hypertension can occur if they'e discontinued abruptly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Resources: Highly recommend CHADD resources in your area: http://www.chadd.org/ Attitudemag.com also has good resource articles on relationships and help for those with loved ones with ADHD. http://www.additudemag.com/ (I recommend the headers at the top of the page as a starting place) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies a lot: Not all people with adhd have social problems, though many do. Peers often reject children with combined-typed adhd because they are impulsive and lose focus. With adolescents and adults, the ready boredom, impulsive behaviors, and high distractibility can be a problem; but, many have good friends and are popular because of their spontaneity, risk-taking, and high energy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and other adhd problems, leading an adhd person to create more pregnancies (as a consequence of poor planning or poor impulse control). Adhd runs in some families, so children may inherit adhd from parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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