ADHD AND ADD

Four Natural Remedies for ADHD

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
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October 12, 2017

Some clinical experience suggests that diet changes and other natural remedies for ADHD could help you be less impulsive and more focused.

More than six million youngsters have been diagnosed with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and estimates suggest that another 10 million adults may also have the problem, which usually begins in childhood. Adults — and some parents of children with the problem — sometimes choose not to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms because they are wary of taking the stimulants methylphenidate (Ritalin) and dextroamphetamine and amphetamine (Adderall), the best-established treatment. Some 30 percent of patients develop side effects of ADHD medication.

 

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But there are alternatives, including counselling, supplements, and adjusting your diet. Psychiatrist James Greenblatt, MD, author of “Finally Focused,” has pinpointed four natural remedies for ADHD that he suggests patients try before taking a prescription drug. You might also try any of these alongside a drug to boost its effect.

Greenblatt has treated thousands of patients with these natural remedies for ADHD:

 

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Updated:

October 12, 2017

Reviewed By:

Janet O’Dell, RN