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How To Treat ADHD- Do I Have To Put My Child On Medication?
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Doctors and even teachers are quick to recommend that ADHD kids be put on medications to improve their behavior and attention span. Is this really the best method for helping kids? Are these medicines really safe? Why wouldn’t the doctor recommend a drug free alternative? Read through this article to learn how to treat ADHD with out medication.

Most of us already know how to treat ADHD with medication. You go to the doctor and have him write you a prescription. And to its credit medication does make the symptoms of hyperactivity and inattention less severe, but they can also alter your child’s personality. You may end up with a well behaved zombie that pays attention to their school work.

Over the years studies have determined that alternative methods for dealing with ADD can be just as effective as drugs and much more safe. Here are some examples of how to treat ADHD without the use of stimulant medications.

Try Offering Supplements: Children with ADHD often lack iron, magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin B-12. These are all important for the body to stay focused and balanced because they effect neurotransmitters in the brain. A good multi-vitamin will take care of most of these mineral deficiencies and fish oil extracts (pills) are packed with omega 3 acids.

Make a Little Quiet Time: Kids are exposed to more external stimulants now than ever before. Between TV, the internet and cell phones most children are getting entirely too much stimulation in a day. Make sure that every day you make quiet time where electronics like TVs, video games and laptops are shut off for a while. Let your child find things to do on their own without outside interference.

Look Into Therapy: There are several different types of therapy sessions that work really well for ADHD kids. Behavioral therapy helps to identify negative behaviors that make attention deficit worse and teaches positive behaviors for all around improvement. Hypnotherapy has also worked well and can be done at home with a CD or DVD.

How to treat ADHD with Science: Neurofeedback is probably the most scientific approach to dealing with ADHD, but it is effective none the less. A computer displays a colorful picture of your brain and the colors indicate brainwaves that are good for focus and attention and the waves that will most likely make your mind wander.

By showing you how the inattentive brainwaves take over and what causes this you can learn how to manipulate your own brainwaves at will. This is particularly good for children because it seems fun like a video game.

These are just a few common examples of how to treat ADHD with out the use of medications. The only thing you need to realize is that you usually have to double up on treatments when not using medications to get a similar effect.

Medications are fast acting and give instant relief while natural methods are meant to be used in combination with one another and for a long period of time. It may take a few weeks before you notice a difference, but stick to it! The fact that you are not putting your child at risk of side effects or a change in personality will be worth it in the end.

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