Archive for Alternatives for ADHD
The FDA has been studying the possibility that food dyes are linked to ADD/ADHD.
According to an associated press article:
After last week’s post about ADD/ADHD Coaching – there was a lot of discussion – both in the blog comments, and with me directly.
I’m glad to see that the blog post created so much interest in coaching.
After the first two videos on alternatives for ADD/ADHD, people were asking for more specifics.
On this video – I give more specifics – specifically – information about:
- Diet for ADD/ADHD
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Neurofeedback and
- Working memory training
In this second video about Alternative Treatments for ADD and ADHD, I share how most doctors are trained to think about ADD and ADHD when it comes to alternative treatments. I also share how I think differently about them…
I explain that ADHD treatment is like a marathon, not a sprint – so you need to take that into consideration when looking at which treatments to use.
In this blog post, I’d like to share a video on Alternatives for ADD/ADHD. This is an area that I’ve been putting more focus on, and I’d like to share some of my findings.
In this first video – I share how you can use alternatives as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for ADD/ADHD. I also share the guiding principles you can use when deciding on an alternative treatment.
A report out of Israel suggests that therapeutic horseback riding can be helpful for many conditions – including ADHD. You can read the article and watch the video here.
As a doctor who works in the field of ADD/ADHD, I know that the ‘standard’ medical treatments for ADD/ADHD don’t always provide the answers and solutions that people need.
‘Alternative’ or ‘complimentary’ treatments are used very frequently, and most of the time, people don’t talk to their doctor about it. Yet it’s important for both the doctor and yourselves to be aware of the up-to-date research in the area of alternative treatments.
As a doctor who blogs on ADD/ADHD, I am often asked questions about medications for ADD/ADHD. This can be such a controversial and tricky issue.
Also – medications for ADD/ADHD is an area of expertise of mine.
On Tuesday October 6th, 2009, I’ll be speaking in the 2nd annual ADHD Virtual Conference.
My topic is: “Update on Evidence-Based Alternative Treatments for ADHD”. In this session, I’ll be discussing the role of alternative treatment in ADD and ADHD, as well as the research behind them.
There have been speculations about food additives contributing to ADD or ADHD for decades.
In September 2007, a pivotal study came out which pointed to a direct link between certain food additives/dyes causing ADHD type symptoms.
You can read more about this study, and this topic here: Read More→