Natural Alternative to Methylphenidate & Amphetamine

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      MScHealth
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      After being diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed amphetamine, I almost dropped out of school.

      The most common treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/ Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) today is using medications such as Ritalin and Adderall, both of which have been linked to suicidal thoughts and personality changes. Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant, that can cause nervousness, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, vomiting, an increased heart rate, increased blood pressure and even psychosis.

      With these side effects, it is easy to see why so many people are seeking effective natural remedies for ADHD. The good news is there are natural remedies for ADD/ADHD that are both effective and without the scary side effects of prescription medications. ADHD may be connected to digestive issues, therefore taking a good quality probiotic daily will help maintain intestinal health.

      I researched and found alternative ways to deal with the ADHD, including exercise, diet and the right combination of natural supplements.

    • #91126
      JBoom
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      You certainly didn’t research scientifically proven treatments. Additionally, you’ve fallen for the naturalistic logical fallacy (the false belief that something is better merely because it is natural). The anti-medication propaganda out there greatly exaggerates the risks and side effects of stimulants.

      The internet is overrun by science-denial and pseudoscience. If by “research” you mean you Googled it, that’s what you got. Not to mention you probably ignored any search results that didn’t tell you what you want to hear.

      There is no proven “natural” remedy for ADHD, and it is thus irresponsible to announce in public that any such thing is comparable to scientifically proven treatments.

      Side note: No, Adderall and Ritalin are not linked to suicidal thoughts or personality changes. You may have been thinking of anti-depressants, which have been shown to produce suicidal thoughts in teenagers.

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