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Herbs For Adhd
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more
Comprehensive care: For best results, you need both a psychiatrist and a psychologist or other therapist, if the psychiatrist does not provide psychotherapy. Some do, and many do not. There are multiple forms of psychotherapy that will help support you. Managing your illnesses will not depend only on the medications. Attend carefully to your sleep/wake routines, and eat balanced, healthy, non-processed foods. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Eat healthy: If you are doing that, then you are doing what every one would agree is important. Most doctors would say that whatever herbal treatments claim, they are inffective but harmless for ocd. Perhaps you can find a doctor can steer you otherwise, but beware... ...Read more
Controversial: Few natural treatments get subjected to rigors of clinical trials, so claims can be quite controversial and most mainstream advocacy groups such as chadd.Org discuss some of the reservations at great length. Traditional stimulants are effective in majority of the cases, and the risks of exploring less rigorously studied approaches need to weigh safety vs risk of continued school or behavior probs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The more the better: Questionnaires alone do not make the diagnosis of adhd. The gold standard is the cbcl >http://vinst.Umdnj.Edu/vaid/testreport.Asp?Code=cbca< cbcl helps address comorbidities. The diagnosis of adhd is made by history, physical and neurodevelopmental examination. It is a medical disease! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are there any herbs that have stimulant effects, for treating a child with attention deficit disorder?
Probably, but why?: Most of the herbal remedies touted for treating adhd have some type of stimulant such as caffeine as the major active ingredient. Studies are scant to nonexistent, and manufacturing of these products are not under fda scrutiny. Caffeine is a weak stimulant with a short half-life, so it may help but probably wll require multiple doses. Prescription products are much better studied and effective. ...Read more
Yes and no: Have seen tried with no proven success. ...Read more
Are there any OTC drugs like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD focusing issues?
Not really: Some people find that caffeine helps them, but there are no medications as potent as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants available over the counter. Lots of products advertised on the internet as "natural" treatments; nearly all contain various forms of stimulants. Better to know what you're taking and what the dose is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: A LOT of herbal remedies out there that claim to help with ADHD, the prob is few of the have been studied & the ones that have are small non-random blinded studies (best). As for any condition the herbal meds have REAL actions, side effects & interactions like Rx meds. If U R going to try something try relaxing herbs like camomile, lavender, etc. Also relax tech. Make sure doc knows alt tx! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some alternatives to ritalin (methylphenidate) and other stimulants, when treating ADHD in a child?
Find the cause : There are many underlying medical and educational causes of adhd symptoms. Those should all be tested for and treated prior to giving a diagnosis of adhd and prior to prescribing adhd drugs. In my book, no more adhd, i recommend a course of action to help find the real cause of the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Confusing question: Why would you think your toddler is adhd ? If you have a hellian to raise please seek out the services of a child psychologist or developmental pediatrician. There are no otc products that i would ever recommend to deal with child behavior issues. Proper evaluation and work with a behavioral therapist and or psychiatrist are indicated in the more severe cases. ...Read more
Classical Homeopathy: Consulting a well-trained classical homeopath could help with your mood problems. This involves an interview lasting 2-3 hours, in order to understand your issues and how you experience them. From this, the homeopath can select the most applicable homeopathic medicine to catalyze a healing process in you. Follow-ups are needed to assess progress and make any necessary changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It all depends!: There is no one size fits all. Herbs are powerful and can be very helpful but they must be prescribed by an expert in herbal medicine. There are herbal compounds that can help with concentration. I suggest you see a practitioner of ayurveda or chinese medicine and learn what would be helpful for your constitution. ...Read more
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