ADHD Natural Treatment Picks from Adult Readers

ADDitude Asked: What treatments, other than medication, most help adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)? You offered these tips for battling ADD with meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and even Red Bull.

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Non-medical ADD/ADHD treatments.

"Acupuncture is the go-to alternative treatment for me. It calms my mind when it’s racing -- which it does a lot." -Dian, Harbor City, California

"Mindfulness-based psychotherapy gave me new skills to re-examine my life. Cogmed working-memory training improved my executive function." -Michael Smith, Rockville, Maryland

"Neurofeedback made the difference for my son. It also calmed his anxiety." -Sue, Wisconsin

Setting goals and earning rewards.

"Setting goals with a coach, establishing practical routines, and taking advantage of my 'best' time of the day. Recently, I’ve tried to envision what I want out of life: a neat desk, time to read for pleasure, and to stay in touch with friends." -An ADDitude reader

"I make to-do lists. At the end of each day, I jot down the things that I need to do the following day. That starts me off on the right foot in the morning." -Judi Nett, Michigan

"Rewarding myself when I meet a goal and having an 'accountability partner' or mentor to keep me on track."
Lemelia Bonner, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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