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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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Natural Remedies (Definition)

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


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Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

No: Although seem people use caffeine (as pills or in food or drink), no over-the-counter medications have been shown to be effective for treating adhd. Some parents notice that their children are less symptomatic when ill and taking cough syrup, but that is general sedation and illness, not treatment of adhd specifically. ...Read more

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Are there any diet tips for a child with attention deficit disorder?

Are there any diet tips for a child with attention deficit disorder?

Many proported: Unfortunately no diet has improved symptoms. A well balanced diet is all your child needs along with proper evaluation by your pediatrician for consideration of medical treatment, which does help. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs that have stimulant effects, for treating a child with attention deficit disorder?

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

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Natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

Natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

Meds or no meds: Medications are generally safe if used properly, they usually provide quick response but also have significant side effects.Behavioral intervention , and neurofeedback are now endorsed by the aap as efficacious alternative in young children or for parents who do want meds.Diet modifications, herbs and supplements have been tried with poor and inconsistent response.A proper assessment is key. ...Read more

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Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

ADHD treatment: ADHD is usually treated with stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta. It depends on the age of the child and how they respond. If one medication doesn't work most will respond to another type of medication. ...Read more

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What helps the most with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What helps the most with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A proper evaluation: A proper assessment by a qualified, expirienced clinician is the best help for adhd.Once the evaluation is done, then a proper plan of care could be determined based on findings. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?

Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?

None: No natural remedy has been proven efficacious so far. Pharmacologic therapy utilizing stimulants plus behavior modification provides best results without significant side effects. Children who received stimulants for their adhd are not at higher risk to develop substance abuse later. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for learning disabilities in child safe?

Are natural remedies for learning disabilities in child safe?

Do Not Work: Most are not tested for safety, so there may be some danger. More importantly, not one has been shown to have any benefit. Do not waste your money. ...Read more

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What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?

What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?

Stimulant & non-: stimulant medications are equally as effective for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type as for ADHD-Combined Type. The 9 symptoms of Inattention impact academics more than the 9 symptoms. of Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. One research method to measure efficacy of ADHD meds is to confirm that the kids get more math problems done & more correct when meds levels are optimal in their bloodstreams. ...Read more

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Do you know of over-the-counter medications for children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

Possibly: Many conditions may mimic adhd. Discuss with your pediatrician. Sleep disorders may respond to melatonin, dietary issues may respond to otc medications and dietary supplements. Caffiene's stimulant property can be helpful but can have problems with managing doseage and is short acting. ...Read more

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What types of children are at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What types of children are at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A partial list: First, adhd is highly heritable, so having a parent or sibling who has adhd or a family history of adhd is the most common set-up. Then comes prematurity; the smaller the baby, the higher the risk of adhd. Many genetic syndromes are associated with with adhd, giving researchers the opportunity to look at the genes involved with adhd. Less common are brain infections or injuries. ...Read more

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Are their any natural treatments to treat hyperactivity in kids?

Some, maybe: If hyperactivity is due to adhd, there are very few "natural" treatments of use. Most available natural treatments are combinations of ephedra, caffeine or ginseng. None of these are safer than prescription medications available, & some are actually dangerous for kids. Healthy diet, exercise, & sleep help everyone, including add patients. Caffeine, chocolate & red dye may cause hyperactivity. ...Read more

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What medical remedies are safe for mood disorders in people with epilepsy?

What medical remedies are safe for mood disorders in people with epilepsy?

Antidepressants...: Although antidepressants have not been well studied in epilepsy and can even cause seizures in someone not on their medication, antidepressants have been used safely. Avoid wellbutrin, (bupropion) and Anafranil and talk to your doctor and tell them if you have epilepsy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What are the tests for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Neuropsychology: The best of the tests available include neuropsychological testing. It includes tests of attention, vigilance, flexibility of thinking, and executive function ...Read more

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Is there help for post menopausal women who suffer attention deficit disorder?

Is there help for post menopausal women who suffer attention deficit disorder?

If that's what it is: People perform at their best when they have adequate sleep, proper nutrition, are free from illness & are in a comfortable setting. Anyone failing to attain any of these basics can have symptoms of poor focus. I am leery of anyone who claims to have ADD that did not have symptoms enough to treat as a child. A full evaluation by a physician including sleep study would be proper. ...Read more

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Inattention (Definition)

An inability to focus effectively in order to perform ...Read more