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Are there any good herbs or natural supplements that can help a child with adhd?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing Proven

Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising.
If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware!

In brief: Nothing Proven

Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising.
If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: NO

The treatment of adhd should primarily be with stimulants.
No herb has been shown to be effective for adhd in clinical research. The academy of pediatrics so stated in its standard of care for adhd.Pediatrics vol. 108 no. 4 october 2001, pp. 1033-1044 american academy of pediatrics: clinical practice guideline: treatment of the school-aged child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

In brief: NO

The treatment of adhd should primarily be with stimulants.
No herb has been shown to be effective for adhd in clinical research. The academy of pediatrics so stated in its standard of care for adhd.Pediatrics vol. 108 no. 4 october 2001, pp. 1033-1044 american academy of pediatrics: clinical practice guideline: treatment of the school-aged child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: NO

Nothing proven although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstantiated claims or advertising.
If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware!

In brief: NO

Nothing proven although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstantiated claims or advertising.
If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

Some studies have suggested supplements of zinc, magnesium, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, ginseng, l-carnitine, vitamins b5 and b6, and others may have some use treating adhd.
Better evidence is needed. Eliminating things like caffeine, food colorings, preservatives, heavily processed foods and excess sugars might help more.

In brief: Maybe

Some studies have suggested supplements of zinc, magnesium, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, ginseng, l-carnitine, vitamins b5 and b6, and others may have some use treating adhd.
Better evidence is needed. Eliminating things like caffeine, food colorings, preservatives, heavily processed foods and excess sugars might help more.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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