What other kinds of treatments besides medication are available for children with A.D.H.D.?
Last Updated: 01/13/2020 at 10:41pm
Jackie Dross, M.S. Community Counseling
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Great alternatives to medication, are behavioral modification techniques from a licensed therapist. It's important to note that ADHD can effect each individual differently, so a therapist will likely help by identifying exactly what areas your child may need help with most. For example, if it is hyperactivity, they may offer a variety of mechanisms or activities to help channel your child's energy. If it is poor school performance, they may offer you some strategies such as teaching your child to utilize a planner. There are many other ways that ADHD may be affecting your child, so ideally it's best to consult with a therapist for further diagnosis/coaching.
I commend you for looking into alternatives to meds. Thank you for considering other options. Meditation is huge, and an appropriate session for children will make them happier too. Also biofeedback/neurofeedback. Listening to bianual beats is a fantastic way to improve memory and concentration. The easiest way to access this type of music is via Amazon. There are debates about the quality of the tones though I use it and find the quality good. The diet is key. There are many brain foods out there. Making sure the diet is more natural in base, and that does not mean ruling out meat, but it does require, natural and organic. There are tons of books out there about brain foods as well as the research that shows how chemicals intervene in the ability to focus, concentrate and remember. I also would suggest vitamins. Not Flinstone and not because Flintstone is bad, but because there are special vitamins that actually help specifically with memory and concentration. There are many options out there and while this is only an outline it is designed that way as each specific child will need a specific type of music, food, etc. It is very doable though.
medication can be great, but you are on the right track not to rely upon medication alone. exercise is a good way to channel excess energy, and maintaining a good balance of nutrients ts keeps the brain and body healthy. consult with your doctor and with a therapist. with the rugh interventions, adhd can often be manageable
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