Three Simple ADHD Alternative Treatment Solutions Worth Considering

Published: 05th March 2010
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For the ADHD child, teen, or adult man or woman finding an effect ADHD alternative treatment solution can be a daunting task. After all one of the most well documented primary symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is inattention/distractibility. Additionally, organization can some be problem as well. So trying to do research on a subject as broad, with as many twists and turns as ADHD alternative treatment solutions can be quite the challenge all in itself. If you didn't have a full blown case of ADHD before your started the search you will likely have one after your research is completed. Next let's move on to three simple, affordable ways of addressing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder both from a short and long term perspective and see whether one or more of these could be right for you.

*Diet modification: Foods aren't at the root cause of ADHD but eating the wrong foods certainly can make symptoms much worse. For years this was disputed by those in mainstream academia but recent brain scan technology does seem to support the idea that diets high in simple carbohydrates (white rice) and table sugar play havoc with the ADHD personality. The effect is a spike in brain activity lasting for approximately 45 minutes and then crashing to well below normal levels. This translates into hyperactivity/restless followed by inattention and irritability less than an hour later. These types of foods also interfere with any type of medication you may be currently taking, making them far less effective.

*Homeopathy: ADHD alternative treatment solutions such as homeopathy have been gaining in popularity in recent years as an alternative to conventional treatment medications. Most of these types of supplements employ what is known as a full spectrum approach. Translated this means working with a person's body to achieve both mental and physical health. Many people love this type of natural approach to treating ADHD and have found it to be particular helpful with combined with convention behavioral counseling. Some of the common ingredients often found in homeopathic formulas are arsen iod (temper), verta alba (emotional stability), hyoscyamus (restlessness), and tuberculinum (irritability).

*Fish oil: This is a recent addition to ADHD alternative treatment list. Studies show that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have low levels of certain essential fatty acids in their brains. The two most often mentioned are DHA and EPA. These children exhibited more learning and behavioral problems than their peers with normal DHA and EPA levels. A recent study involving ADHD found that DHA/EPA supplementation of 300 mg per day should significant improvement in reading, spelling, and behavior over a three month period. Fish oil is high in both DHA/EPA.

Alternative ADHD remedies are a side effect free way to address such problematic symptoms as inattention, distractibility, impulsivity, erratic behavior and hyperactivity and can be used both as a standalone treatment or as a compliment to other nonprescription alternatives. While not for everyone they do have their advantages, especially who used in a well thought out treatment plan.

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