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What kind of natural treatment (no medicine) can help for add/adhd?

What kind of natural treatment (no medicine) can help for add/adhd?

Psychotherapy : Psychotherapy can help with add/adhd. There are simple behavior techniques that can help you learn to focus, like always putting things like keys, in the same place when you get home, writing lists of things to do ; checking them off routinely. Meet with a psychologist who specializes in add ; they can help you come up with some plans. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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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


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What treatment for ADHD would work for someone with Raynauds/circulatory problems? Have no idea what to try, my GP just doesn't care to help find out!

What treatment for ADHD would work for someone with Raynauds/circulatory problems? Have no idea what to try, my GP just doesn't care to help find out!

It would depend on: It would be best to ask your psychiatrist since medications can have cardiovascular effects. The answer to your question depends on what therapy woudl be chosen ...Read more

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At what age can a child begin treatment for add or adhd?

At what age can a child begin treatment for add or adhd?

Sometimes 3 or 4: If you are seeing a specialist in child psychiatry, in some severe cases medication might be started cautiously as young as 3 years of age. This should only be done under the supervision of a sub-specialist in this area and in combination with behavioral interventions. There is research, however, showing that adhd can be reliably diagnosed and safely treated in pre-school age kids. ...Read more

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What type of ADHD treatment helps minimize substance abuse?

What type of ADHD treatment helps minimize substance abuse?

All of them: By taking a prescription medication to treat adhd, it lowers your chance of getting abusing substances on your own. The research is clear about a lower incidence of addiction in teens with adhd on treatment vs. Without. If you are asking what treatments for adhd might be better for you if you have an addictive tendency, try any of the non stimulants. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a person with add (not adhd) never gets treatment?

Could you tell me what happens if a person with add (not adhd) never gets treatment?

All Sorts of Endings: #1 this person might find ways 2 address & overcome any problems the add creates, assuming s/he recognizes any such problems. #2 on the other hand, s/he may or may not recognize any problems. #3 even if s/he does recognize any such problems, s/he may not see them as interfering w/ her/his home life, relationships, work life, etc. Ask: is add limiting/hurting me @ home or @ work? In relationships? ...Read more

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If my child has adhd, what kind of special treatment on exams will he get at school?

If my child has adhd, what kind of special treatment on exams will he get at school?

More time: If you have an iep (individualized educational plan) you can tailor the needs you think your child has and that gives you flexibility to work with teachers on helping the child during exams. However, in general, the child may be isolated in order to be allowed to take the tests without distractions. Also they are generally allowed more time to finish. ...Read more

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I can't stop my heartbeat increasing since i start treatment for adhd, is this normal, what to do?

You left out: Important information. Are you on medication for adhd? If so what medication? Call your prescribing physician and tell them the symptoms in order to decide what to do. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective alternative treatment for adhd?

Which is the most effective alternative treatment for adhd?

Nutrition: Well, nutrition won't totally treat adhd, but optimize good nutrition and make sure other possible contributors aren't making it worse. Sleeping well and enough? Eating healthy foods and minimizing or eliminating food coloring and high fructose corn syrup? Make sure not depressed or having other treatable contributors, such as learning disorder, hearing or vision problems, pain (eg headaches). ...Read more

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Which medications are the best alternatives to stimulants in treatment of Adhd?

Which medications are the best alternatives to stimulants in treatment of Adhd?

Similar mechanisms: All of the effective medications used to treat ADHD, even those billed as non stimulants, are actually are stimulants, such as atomoxitine, since they block the reuptake of nor epinephrine. Other effective alternatives include Provigil and Nuvigil, both of which are once a day medications and do not take long to begin to have a positive effect. ...Read more

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Will my marijuana addiction impede the effects of Elvanse (3x20mg daily) in the treatment of my ADHD and minor depression?

Will my marijuana addiction impede the effects of Elvanse (3x20mg daily) in the treatment of my ADHD and minor depression?

Addiction: is going to interfere with nearly every treatment. One concern with your combination of marijuana and a stimulant, is they pull different ways. Stimulants can quickly become an addiction of their own. Be certain your prescribing physician understands all drugs, recreational and prescribed, that you are taking. Many times, depression has its solution in therapy, and not just a prescription ...Read more

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What is the best herble remedy for adhd?

What is the best herble remedy for adhd?

None: No herbal intervention has ever been shown to improve focus, concentration or attention in double blind placebo controlled studies. ...Read more

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What is the most common way to get treatment for adhd?

ADHD: Thorough workup & evaluation by pediatrician (if child) or pcp (if adult), then referral to mental health counselor for therapy & psychiatrist for medication evaluation. All those disciplines work together as a team. ...Read more

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What are the sign of an ADHD child,and how to manage or what are the treatment?

What are the sign of an ADHD child,and how to manage or what are the treatment?

See psychiatrist: Child with A.D.H.D.is having attention disorder ,cannot focus,is impulsive and hyperactive .His behavior may be aggressive and destructive.He may be causing disturbance in the classroom.He should be seen,examined by psychiatrist and treated with medicine also to get behavior therapy ...Read more

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Anyone care to share their experiences with medications for their kids adhd? Are there other treatment options besides medication?

Anyone care to share their experiences with medications for their kids adhd? Are there other treatment options besides medication?

Yes lots: Remove food additives and anything artificial. Get your child evaluated by an occupational therapist for a sensory processing dysfunction, a spoken and language pathologist for possible auditory processing disorder and an educational psychologist to rule out learning issues or a visual spa coal processing probl.Get a good psychologist to work on structure and org. Fish oil some herbal preparation. ...Read more

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Would you be comfortable prescribing if it is pertinent to my treatment? Adhd and GAD meds?

No: You should consult your primary care doctor for a referral to a psychiatrist who will take a thorough history get a detailed understanding of your symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan. This cannot be done in this forum. ...Read more