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Herbs For Adhd
Are there any natural herbs or remedies that can help with ADHD along with meds prescribed by the doctors?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd in peer-reviewed studies have validated the diagnosis of adhd as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that can impact learning, peer interaction and behavior over a person's lifespan. Chadd.Org is a good resource for learning about adhd diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with adhd at all ages. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mixed Picture: Kids or adults with adhd are often "high ennergy" people which can be helpful in certain situations. They may also look at things in slightly different ways and bring new perspectives into a situation. However, it is easy to see how even these positives can create negative situations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The first thing to do is make sure a good evaluation is done by someone with expertise in the diagnosis, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist or a primary care provider with experience. Then, if the symptoms are mild they can respond to psychosocial interventions, such as sitting in front of the class or creating better structure in life. However, medications work very well and are very safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Adhd has a very strong hereditary component. That means that in most cases it tends to run in families. However, in some cases adhd can be the result of injuries to an infant during pregnancy as a result of the use of alcohol or tobacco by the pregnant mother. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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