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How do I get more information about ADHD?

Is there any treatment that doesn't include medication?

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Asked by wande30s at 6:19 PM on Mar. 2, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Try your local library, there are some good books about it. There are ways to treat without meds. You should talk to your Dr. about the options available.

    Answer by how_reb at 6:24 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Yes, there are specialized diets, behavioral therapy, vision therapy, vitamin/mineral supplementation ... all sorts of things you can do. Also, be aware that there are numerous conditions whose symptoms manifest themselves as ADHD behaviors; they should be investigated as ADHD has become the catch-all diagnosis of the day. For example, we were able to rid my son of his ADHD diagnosis using a biomedical approach and doing vision therapy to correct a musle problem (that had gone undiagnosed for over 5 years); everyone balked at me saying I was kidding myself and that I should medicate but I have a brain, was a researcher for many years, and trusted my own gut instincts ... and came out the winner. You can read my journals for some info on our story, I can send you the link to a post I once did re: underlying conditions, or IM me with any specific questions you might have. Good luck.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 6:32 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Oh yeah, a great book you can try is Dr. Bock's "Healing the 4A Disorders - Autism, ADHD, Allergies, and Asthma" ... lots of good info and a valuable resource if you're just starting out.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 6:33 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • go to webmd and pick your topic

    Answer by letstalk747 at 6:33 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 6:38 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Google it.

    Answer by amber710 at 1:21 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Footballmom85 took the words pretty much out of my mouth!

    Answer by Peajewel at 8:14 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • My pediatrician recommended the American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to ADHD and I found it very informative and a great starting point for my research.

    This book discusses all treatment strategies - medication or not, diet, behavioral therapy, etc.

    Good luck - it is a difficult process but you can do it!

    Answer by sweetpotato418 at 10:14 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • i knwo several people who manage it with diet and supplements alone. You can find info on feingold diet and other sites online if you google...

    Answer by KTMOM at 1:09 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • ADHD is a behavior problem, and can be controlled using behavior modification, not meds.

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:12 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

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