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Medications Inattentive Type
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
Which medications are the most commonly used and real effective for ADHD inattentive type ? I heard that efficacy depends on ADHD type .
Actually trial and : Error. Actually, a lot depends on the individual rather than the type that they have. One medication may work extremely well for one person but not at all for another. For that reason it becomes very much a trial and error process. Best wishes. ...Read more
Maybe not only way: You don't say how old your brother is. Inattentive adhd can be quite responsive sometimes to even low doses of stimulants; however, if it is just attention and focus, behavioral and structural approaches also have been shown to be quite helpful. External structure from parents and teachers may be as effective as medications. But, like meds, they only work when appllied consistently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurodevelopmental : Neurodevelopmental testing can demonstrate scattered attention, deficient working memory, poor summarization/comprehension, slow cognitive tempo, poor saliency determination & metacognition. These neurologic findings cannot be seen on questionnaires, so you must be tested to demonstrate these deficiencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My inattentive ADHD is not receptive to medication. Is it sluggish cognitive tempo ? How is it treated ?
Other factors: When adhd does not respond to usual medications, a reassessment is in order.Do we have the correct diagnosis? Are there any other co-existing behavioral, emotional , developmental, enviromental or physiological co-existing factors? Has medication been optimized? These and other questions need to be anwsered..A re-evaluation will help>further testing including apsychoeducational assesment is in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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