The ADDitude Guide to Alternative ADHD Treatment
Everything you need to know about non-drug treatment options for adults and children with ADHD.Free ADHD handout from ADDitude...
ADHD doctors and researchers explain the benefits and risks of behavior therapy, neurofeedback, working-memory treatment, nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids, and much more.
ADHD Advisory Board
Larry Silver, M.D.
Georgetown University Medical School
Carol Brady, Ph.D.
Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Peter Jaksa, Ph.D.
Peter Jensen, M.D.
Child Study Center
New York University Medical School
Harold Koplewicz, M.D.
Michele Novotni, Ph.D.
Patricia Quinn, M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
Timothy Wilens, M.D.
This report contains five sections, each full of in-depth research and tips that will help you guide your own ADD treatment or the treatment of your child with ADHD. Included are:
Behavior Therapy: A Guide to Good Behavior
EXCERPT: "According to a landmark study by the National Institute of Mental Health, behavior therapy and medication together promise the best results for children with ADHD..."
Neurofeedback: A Promising Therapy for ADHD Children
EXCERPT: "How does a parent know if the therapy is working? According to experts, the practitioner should see increased activation of the brain’s frontal lobe after five sessions..."
ADHD Supplements: Facts About Fish Oil
EXCERPT: "While omega-3 fatty acids seem to improve anyone’s mental focus, several small recent studies suggest that the compounds may be especially helpful to those with ADHD..."
ADHD Nutrition: Balanced Meals, Better Behavior
EXCERPT: "...Dietary protein triggers the synthesis of alertness-inducing neurotransmitters, while dietary carbohydrates trigger the synthesis of neurotransmitters that cause drowsiness..."
Exercise: A Med Without Side Effects
EXCERPT: "When you walk, run, or do a set of jumping jacks or pushups, that activity elevates the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels -- chemicals that affect focus and attention..."Green Time: How Nature Can Reduce Symptoms
More time spent in parks, woods and backyards translates into better concentration, focus and behavior for ADHD kids - here's how to get your kids outside
EXCERPT: "A 2007 study in the Journal of Public Health confirmed that as little as 20 minutes of daily 'green time' can reduce the symptoms of ADHD in children..."
Brain-Building Computer Games
EXCERPT: "When you improve working memory, you improve fluid IQ — the ability to solve problems or adapt to situations as they occur..."
Wayne Kalyn, Editor, ADDitude