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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)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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