Treating adhd without medication

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Avatar f tn To be frank, there is no solid evidence that natural remedies will successfully treat ADHD (the name of the condition, even when hyperactivity is not present - such a child displays Inattentive-type ADHD). It would be irresponsible of me to guide you toward treatments that are not supported by empirical evidence.
Avatar f tn My son has ADHD. We have been successfully treating it with medication for 6 yrs now. A therapist recently said that ADHD has been proven to actually be an allergy to chlorine. I have tried researching this online but have not found anything that supports this. I have read where drinking filtered water that has removed the chlorine is helpful but this is the closest I have found online that ADHD might actually be an allergy to chlorine.
Avatar f tn Whatever the medication was treating will come back in full force. It may take months or even years but it most likely will come back.
13415927 tn?1430701518 Not necessarily true. According to Dr. Parker (New ADHD Medication Rules), if you are only treating the seratonin side (depression), you are setting up a seesaw effect that will make your ADHD worse. But, of course, if you are only treating the ADHD side, then for the same reason, you depression could get worse. So in that sense, you are correct.
Avatar m tn s I have read question treating the depression without also treating the ADHD (since it could be causing the depression). Tend to agree with you on the Zoloft. And if you are bipolar, its really nasty -
Avatar f tn s a variable that needs to be considered in treating the ADHD. If it looks like either (a) her medication may cause the chewing, or (b) the medication is exacerbating her anxiety, it would be sensible to switch to a non-stimulant treatment (such as Strattera) for the ADHD. Talk to her providers about all this. Also, ask them if she thinks she might display a PDD-spectrum disorder. Compulsive chewing is not typical of such disorders except in the more severe categories.
Avatar f tn Fortunately, some of the medications that are emplyed to help with TD can also be helpful with IED. One of the challenges in treating ADHD in someone with TD is that some of the most common treatments (the psychostimulants) for ADHD can exacerbate involuntray movements.
Avatar f tn My son who is 9 years old was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 6, we have tried adderall, aderral xr, medate, medadate xr and now have gone throught all MG of daytrana patch. He is also taking .2 clonidine at night to help sleep. He also has ODD, my question is what medication can we try him on now that will MAYBE help with both? We have tried the Tenex smallest dose possiblr 1/4 pill in am. And he just could not function.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with ADD at the beginning of my undergraduate career about 5 yrs ago. I wanted to treat the symptoms with therapy techniques rather then taking medication for it. I felt I had a fairly good handle on treating the problem through undergrad, but now im in a challenging graduate program & my techniques haven't proven to be as effective. What is the best medical route for me to take to as the next step?
Avatar n tn Many well meaning parents, therapists and medical doctors are fearful that treating ADHD with medication will lead to addiction. Not all people with ADHD need to take medication. For those who do, however, prescribed medication that is closely monitored can actually prevent and minimize the need to self-medicate.
Avatar m tn Sounds unlikely unless it is specifically treating ADHD. You could speak to your psychiatrist about it though and we have some websites linked up for more information as well.
Avatar f tn For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
Avatar m tn classes of medication are available for treating ADHD: * Stimulant medications, such as dextroamphetamine-based drugs (Adderall, Vyvanese) and methylphenidate-based drugs (Concerta, Daytrana, Ritalin). They are also available as generics. * Nonstimulant medication, such as the antidepressant bupropion (Wellbutrin and generic) or atomoxetine (Strattera), which is not available as a generic.
865817 tn?1255282081 Either way, make sure you are being cared for by a physician who is experienced with treating ADHD. As for medication, this decision may not need to be made right now. In the meantime, read up on as much as you can about medications and alternative therapies. Good Luck!
Avatar f tn t ever had acne I am only 20 years old and now I have these stupid things that have been on my face for about 3 months. I was wondering if anyone else has or is taken ADHD/ADD medication because I started my ADHD medication about 3 months ago and this is of course the time these things appeared on my face. I have tried everything and may consider not taking my ADHD medication and seeing if that helps.
Avatar f tn I am 42 years old and I have suffrered with adhd all my life. No one ever wanted to diagnose me with adhd we wsent threw the whole bippolar thing I finally found a doctor who would treat me I have been on 10 mg dextroamp for 5 days now i have found that I am alittle more calm however I am going to bed early and getting up early I get real irritated when I cant figur something out I wake up a couple times threw the night.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know any other options for treating ADHD that do not involve medication? I have read a few sites regarding biofeedback but it does not specifically state what exactly the patient does... A desperate and frustrated mom who wants the world for her daughter!
1085866 tn?1256496382 Adderall is excellent for treating ADHD but unfortunately is a stimulant that increases your heart rate. Blood pressure medications would be helpful.
Avatar f tn children. Those without ADHD or ADD. The authors stressed the importance of knowing that your child really does have ADHD. The depressive effects were seen when normal kids were exposed to stimulants. You can read the study here.
Avatar f tn // I hope this helps you deal with a serious and complicated question. Keep in touch. Best wishes.
1306337 tn?1273236352 my 6 year old suffers from adhd and is on medication to help her sleep. (clonodine). is there anything else i can use to help that won't turn her into a total zombie.. its getting better but she gets really grouchy and into trouble during the day at school. they put her on adderol but it just made everything worse when she took it so we stopped the medication. im just wondering if there is anything that will help during the day? and how can i get her to sleep without the meds?
Avatar f tn Effect on the developing brain — The long-term impact of ADD / ADHD medication on the youthful, developing brain is not yet known. Some researchers are concerned that the use of drugs such as Ritalin in children and teens might interfere with normal brain development. Heart-related problems — ADD / ADHD stimulant medications have been found to cause sudden death in children and adults with heart conditions.
Avatar f tn On the other hand, if taking ADHD medication makes you feel good, and euphoric, that means you DO NOT have ADHD. I have proven this a thousand times. For instance, when I take my ADD meds, I get calm and focused. When someone who does not have ADD takes them (and they have stolen from me) they get jittery, start talking a mile a minute and get super hyper active. This is why generally, people with legit ADHD do not beome addicts to the medication that transforms thier lives positively.
937868 tn?1570328281 I would like to know if is any ther way to help my son to get over this without more medication. I would like to find a more natural way to deal with this and stop giving Him more meds, im scare and worry about the effects that those meds will have in his brain in a long term. Please if you have any advise or coment please feel free to answer my post.thanks.
Avatar f tn My son is 11 and he takes the Vyvanse. It works great for him and he has been taking 30 mg for 1 year. We upped the dose once and it was too much. It is extremely consistent and does not give him the ups and downs like the other drugs. He also takes 3 mg of melatonin at night to help him sleep, this is a natural remedy that my psychiatrist recommends.