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Natural Vitamins For Adhd
Melatonin + sleep : Hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Controversial: Few natural treatments get subjected to rigors of clinical trials, so claims can be quite controversial and most mainstream advocacy groups such as chadd.Org discuss some of the reservations at great length. Traditional stimulants are effective in majority of the cases, and the risks of exploring less rigorously studied approaches need to weigh safety vs risk of continued school or behavior probs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
This question has...: ....Too many answers! supplementing with vitamins is often unnecessary if you eat a good and varied diet. Many vegetables and grains are great sources of fiber. Lots of herbs are good, either as food, flavoring, or medicine depending on the herb and what you're using it for. ...Read more
Results will vary: Essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6) found in fish oils are generally recommended. A multivitamin is generally recommended. Results on these supplements will vary. More commonly effective are recommendations for eliminating sugars, sugar-substitutes, sodas of all kind, food colorings and dyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In my opinion,: Herbal supplements are not well-controlled or well-studied in the U.S. So no recommendation is possible. However, studies show that many U.S. Residents are vitamin d deficient and that d3, in particular, may benefit mood. Always a good idea to get 20 minutes of sun each day so your body can manufacture d itself. Check with your doctor if you suspect your d level is low. ...Read more
Yes: Some women benefit from vegetable Estrogens such as soy, black cohosh, or evening primrose oil. There is no evidence that they are safer than prescription medications. If there is a history of breast cancer, there are other medications that can reduce hot flashes such as venlafaxine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm aware of natural supplements to treat depression and anxiety, but what OTC natural supplement helps to treat a add?
Many can help: Kava can help with anxiety, but valerian is more sedating and could help more with sleep. Don't forget lemon balm, hops, passion flower, and the adaptogens rhodiola rosea and ashwagandha. Make sure you buy from reliable companies who check for heavy metals and correct raw material. Tell your doctor about any herbs you're using. Homeopathy can provide much deeper ; more individualized healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use as directed: Such supplements from a well-trusted source, used as directed, can not hurt and might be of help. B's are very important to nervous system function and if you find they do some good, that's the important thing. Proper doses and overall healthy living + some CBT skills can avoid common medication side effects. I hope you do well! ...Read more
What are some natural alternative to prescription medication for focus and attention for children?
Yes and no: Have seen tried with no proven success. ...Read more
Can I take Somnapure natural sleep aid and Puritea natural energy and antioxidants from Peak Life with current medications?
I'd be careful ...: As you know, manufacture of herbal supplements is not regulated so their purity, safety and effectiveness can not be guaranteed. You are on some medicines, including Lamictal and Toviaz, (fesoterodine) which are unique and actually could interact with quite a few things. Somnopure contains valerian extract & Puritea contains ginseng. I hate to discourage something that sounds so promising, but I would avoid. ...Read more
Depression: One treatment that may or may not involve medication is cognitive behavioural therapy. Some herbal remedies have in the past been suggested but don't pan out. Talk to your pcp and try to get a referral for cbt. ...Read more
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