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Non-medication Treatments are Widely Used to Treat ADHD but Research Findings are Inconsistent

Many individuals diagnosed with ADHD use CAM therapies Many individuals diagnosed with ADHD use alternative therapies alone or together with stimulants or other prescription medications. Growing concerns about inappropriate prescribing or over-prescribing by physicians of stimulant medications and incomplete understanding … Continue reading

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EEG biofeedback is beneficial for both hyperactivity and inattention

Research findings suggest that children diagnosed with ADHD have abnormal brain electrical activity that may result in symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity. EEG biofeedback—also called neurofeedback—is a specialized kind of biofeedback that uses computers and advanced brain wave analysis to … Continue reading

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Zinc is needed for the brain to process information and may reduce symptoms of ADHD

Research findings suggest that Zinc may play an important role in information processing in the brain. Along these lines, children diagnosed with ADHD may have abnormally low levels of zinc. Some studies show that taking zinc at a dose of … Continue reading

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Dietary changes make little difference for symptoms of childhood ADHD

Elimination diets that exclude food colorings and additives, dairy products, sugar, wheat, corn, citrus, eggs, soy, yeast, nuts and chocolate are widely used by parents of children diagnosed with ADHD however findings of most well designed are inconclusive. A recent … Continue reading

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