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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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Is there any natural remedies for ADHD? My son has been off his Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for a month and cannot see family doctor for another month so I need an alter

Is there any natural remedies for ADHD? My son has been off his Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for a month and cannot see family doctor for another month so I need an alter

ADHD Remedies: Most natural remedies are dietary. Eliminating processed food especially foods with artificial color, wheat, chocolate and dairy. Biofeedback, relaxation techniques such as massage and yoga are also utilized. This Web Site has lots of alternatives: http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/natural-remedies-adhd#promoSlide ...Read more

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I believe my son had ADHD and I am looking for natural remedies any suggestions?

I believe my son had ADHD and I am looking for natural remedies any suggestions?

No natural cures: Adhd, we're finding, is a broad, complex illness that for thorough control requires stimulant medication therapy, or other neuroactive drugs like clonidine. However, there is a lot that can be done in addition or to help mild adhd kids function: social training, organizational help, proper sleep, classroom modifications. But these are only sides, the main therapy for adhd is medicinal. ...Read more

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Homiopathic or natural remedies for add/adhd please help me keep my son off drugs I am looking for some good homiopathic or natual solutions for ADHD in a 6 year old, otherwise healthy child. I am stronly against any perscribed meds ie; ritalin, concerta

Homiopathic or natural remedies for add/adhd
please help me keep my son off drugs I am looking for some good homiopathic or natual solutions for ADHD in a 6 year old, otherwise healthy child.

I am stronly against any perscribed meds ie; ritalin, concerta

There are resources: Although I do not share your fear of stimulants, there are other approaches. Start with "addressing add naturally" by dr. Kathi kemper. At age 6, he might do well with a good behavior program. Check out the chadd.Org website for books about such treatments. "natural" remedies are unstudied and usually either ineffective or use high doses of caffeine; natural does not equal safe. ...Read more

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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

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Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

ADHD: Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has specialized lab tests for ADHD and other information. Peace and good health. ...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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more