Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder natural treatment

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3060903 tn?1398568723 Valerian may also help children who have problems falling asleep and may reduce anxiety and improve sleep in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). How much to take Adults can take 450 to 600 mg per day. Check with a doctor about dosing for children. Words to the wise Valerian often causes headaches and upset stomach. It is not clear whether this herb is safe to use during pregnancy, as it has not been studied for this use.
Avatar m tn (a) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), (b) Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or conduct disorder, but it is difficult to disentangle those features from those of BPD. I certainly exhibited episodes of hyperactivity-impulsivity or just impulsivity, but I cannot find any detailed information about these early years since everyone who knew me then is now dead or not contactable. 2.7.1.
1367899 tn?1278125040 My sister and I started a blog on Adderall to learn more about the medication along with alternative and complementary ADHD treatment options. Any feedback from users of Adderall or Adderall XR would be greatly appreciated. Topics to be added this week on http://Adderall.org How is Adderall XR different from Adderall? [Adderall vs. Adderall XR] What is Adderall? How to Make Adderall: [Adderall Background Information] What are the best Adderall and ADHD books?
Avatar n tn Dear Alaine, Some people promote the herbal remedy Pycnogenol (from the bark of a particular type of pine tree) as appropriate for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. However, I have seen no documentation supporting its effectiveness in any clinical trials comapring it with the standard prescrition drugs. Even if it produces some benefit, this would occur in a subtle fashion, over time. You would not expect any dramatic change.
Avatar m tn ” The children who took the essential fatty acid supplements also had an unexpected—but significant improvement in their relationships with their parents. Giving young children with attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, and learning disabilities at least 2 teaspoons of cod liver oil along with 300 milligrams of GLA (and 200 IU of vitamin E as mixed tocopherols) daily is very safe and will likely achieve the same or even better results observed by Dr. Portwood and her team.
Avatar m tn As many as 50%–80% of children with Tourette's disorder have some symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), including a short attention span, restlessness, poor concentration, and diminished impulse control. On average, ADHD will manifest two and a half years before the tics appear. A dual diagnosis of ADHD and tic disorder is associated with more severe tics and greater social impairment than for tic disorder by itself.
Avatar n tn Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1264, USA. ***@**** Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the diagnosis used to describe children who are inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. ADHD is a widespread condition that is of public health concern. In most children with ADHD the cause is unknown, but is thought to be biological and multifactorial.
Avatar f tn What to do after you just say NO to Ritalin when a child has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or some other learning disability. And even if you don’t, ADD is a growing problem that you should be aware of some estimate that as many as one in five U.S. children are on Ritalin that’s 6 million kids.
Avatar m tn They are also used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). You could try Duloxetine (Cymbalta, Yentreve) and see how it goes. But i really don't know why you would change medication if everything is okay with your current med...
189586 tn?1297257661 5-HTP is used for sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and along with prescription drugs to treat seizure disorder and Parkinson's disease. How does it work? 5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin.
Avatar m tn Did your doctor diagnose him with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity disorder??? If the meds aren't working your doctor may prescribe ritalin? These are the symptoms notice the inappropriate comments line!!!
Avatar f tn children has ADHD, a sizable increase from a few years earlier that researchers think might be explained by growing awareness and better screening. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, makes it hard for kids to pay attention and control impulsive behavior. It's often treated with drugs, behavioral therapy, or both. The new study found that about two-thirds of the children who have ADHD are on medication.
Avatar f tn * Anemia * Blood sugar instability * Bone density loss * High blood pressure * Low sex drive and/or difficulty achieving orgasm * Joint pain * Thyroid disorders * Aggression (paradoxically) * Anger * Depression * Inability to handle stress * Guilt or feelings of worthlessness * Excessive sleep * Mood swings * Slow thought processing speed * Forgetfulness * Att
Avatar n tn 17 Back to Top Disorders Medically Treated With Amphetamines * Obesity * Parkinson's disease * Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder * Narcolepsy (uncontrolled episodes of sleep)18 Short-Term Effects * High body temperature * Cardiovascular system failure * Hostility or paranoia * Irregular or increased heart rate/heart beat19 * Increased diastolic/systolic blood pressure * Increased activity/talkativeness * Euphoria * Heightened sense of w
Avatar f tn We found two small studies that looked at children with epilepsy, and one study that looked at children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD for short). Taking melatonin didn't make much difference to how well the children slept overall. Source: Gupta M, Aneja S, Kohli K. Add-on melatonin improves sleep behaviour in children with epilepsy: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Child Neurology. 2005; 20: 112-115.
Avatar n tn What Causes Restless Legs Syndrome? The exact cause of restless legs syndrome is not known. The idiopathic or primary form of the disease seems to occur sporadically for unknown reasons. A family history of RLS is reported in many of these patients, suggesting a genetic component to the disease. Documented cases of parent-to-child transmission suggest that, in some familial cases, RLS may be inherited. In 2001, a French-Canadian group reported on a study of 25 family members, 14 of whom had RLS.
Avatar n tn //www.healing-arts.org/children/ADHD/ Meds might well help you - or not. There really is only one way to find out. If you do have ADHD you won't get dependent on them. If you don't have ADHD, they can be seriously addicting. For that reason alone (plus a bunch or others), you need to see a doctor that can help you. I would try to find a psychologist or psychiatrist that specials in ADHD. Stay away from your general MD.
988694 tn?1332363079 * Nervous anxiety * Depression * Constipation * High blood pressure * Sleeplessness * Muscle weakness, cramps and spasms (this one is a definite sign of magnesium deficiency, possibly even calcium) * Premenstrual Syndrome * Hearth rhythm irregularities/ angina * Cravings for chocolate and caffeine (which also causes the body to lose more magnesium) * Back pain * Headaches, cluster headaches, migraines * Stiff and aching muscles * Bones and joints that need continued chiropractic treatment * Hy
401095 tn?1351395370 There is increasing concern that such children in later life may be prone to attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, learning difficulties, and a spectrum of autistic disorders. Tolerance. Tolerance to many of the effects of benzodiazepines develops with regular use: the original dose of the drug has progressively less effect and a higher dose is required to obtain the original effect.
Avatar f tn tricyclic antidepressants may induce cardiac arrhythmias, bupropion at high doses can cause seizures, and pemoline is associated with liver damage.
1328507 tn?1275073545 //www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761. I would also highly suggest you immediately order the book - "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. So you can find out that there are other ways besides drugging your child. You need to look into behavioral therapy. Its not a lot different than what I was talking about in the first paragraph - - it will work with ADHD kids, it just takes a lot longer.
Avatar f tn 'Basically' the way Adderall works when someone has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - ADHD, is by slowing down their hyper brain functions, so their thoughts, impulsivity, hyperactivity, behaviours etc no longer run so fast that they are not in control.... But when some one who doesn't have hyper brain functions (ADHD) takes Adderall, what they experience is the opposite effect and they speed up, they feel more energetic, their thoughts runs faster, recall more clearly etc etc.
Avatar n tn He was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Generalized Anxiety. He is now 8 years old and with every year he has gained confidence, become less anxious, and the tics have now subsided almost completely. We still see a tic here and there (mostly neck jerking or blinking) especially when under stress, but almost never endless bouts every few seconds like when they first presented. And if you wondering yes, screen time was one of his triggers.
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Avatar n tn Anyone have info (such as statistics) on hyperthyroidism? My mom and sister have hypo...so do my aunts and female cousins...i'm the only guy with hyper in my family. I have all the symptoms of hypo, minus the weight gain, and still do occassionally. Recently, the symptoms have been getting worse, and I find that the slightest changes in eating/sleepin habits mess with how I feel emotionally and physically the next day. I was diagnosed about 3 1/2 yrs ago.
Avatar n tn Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I'm blessed to have tons of energy even on tx. I am so hyper it drives people crazy. Also I have some mexican blood from my father's side so I think my quick temper can outdo any red-head's! I was up last night till about 1:30. Got up at 5:30 with my grandbaby, went back to sleep at 7:00 up at 9:00 and now off to work all day at 2 jobs. And I feel pretty crappy too, just no problem in the energy dept. till about 7:00 tonight!
Avatar f tn Playing with poop is not typically something that results from ADHD. It is often seen in Reactive Attachment Disorder with children. RAD is often seen in adopted children, where the initial attachment with the biological mother has been disrupted, even if the child was very young or an infant when adopted. It is something that can be easily addressed in therapy, but cannot be eliminated through meds, since it's a response to stressors not genetics.
Avatar n tn using state-of-the-art quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) -- or brain electrical activity mapping (BEAM) demonstrate that both cocaine and alcohol abuse/dependence significantly worsen such pre-existing brain abnormalities as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression, mental distress, anxiety disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia, according to medical research by Eric R. Braverman, M.D.*, and Kenneth Blum, Ph.D.
Avatar n tn He was a little concerned about some of the symptoms I labeled as neurological, and he suggested strongly that a thorough assessment include tests that we hoped would rule out of e assessed for a demylinating disorder (such as multiple sclerosis). When I read AppleJac's comments, I thought for what must be the umpteenth time since becoming part of this forum, "Well, what do you know?" Dropping things a lot has been one of my most common symptoms.
Avatar n tn What I've heard is that dizziness is usually not dangerous but there's not a lot of research on chronic dizziness, either. Good luck, if it's an ear issue I think there's a lot of treatment for it.