Alternative ADHD treatments
Medication is not always the answer.
Children who have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
(ADHD) are usually treated with a combination of medication, counselling, behaviour modifications and lifestyle changes. A range of medicines are prescribed for kids with ADHD, the most talked about one being Ritalin.
If you are worried about your child being prescribed drugs to treat ADHD, you may want to consider a number of alternative treatment strategies:Exercise:
- Researchers have shown that something as simple as a walk in the park can be as effective a treatment for children with ADHD as a daily dose of medication.
Learning to cope:
- Studies show that supplements rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids can make a substantial contribution towards helping ADHD kids.
- A balanced diet emphasising unprocessed or minimally processed foods, limited amounts of refined sugar and artificial additives and colourants is also believed to be beneficial.
Books to read:
- Parents can help their child with ADHD by helping them develop behavioural management skills, building self-esteem and self-awareness, assisting them with their school work, rewarding positive behaviour and helping them to organise their lives by establishing routines and schedules.
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