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An effective treatment/cure for this thing?

From the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/magazine/jumper-cables-for-the-mind.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&ref=magazine

Mitzi… If you are reading, is this what you have referenced as part of your treatment?

I would so love to say goodbye to ADHD…  The screwing up, poor judgement, anger- - readers here know the litany.

And, NO, I don’t sell these things or know anyone who does…

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Mitzi, that’s an amazing site, thank you.  I browsed over it and bookmarked it for later because I just had a half a cup of coffee and caffeine makes my brain spin (been cutting down for a couple months now, hoping to end the caffeine completely soon).

LakeLife I too get so sick of being like this, but I must say since I went gluten free and started taking all my vitamins, minerals and omega oils I do feel about 75% better than last year at this time.  And it helped like crazy for my depression (don’t know what I have to be depressed about I have a good life).

Thanks again Mitzi, I have been on your site also.  Your a good person with a brilliant mind. I really mean that wink

Posted by BexIssues on Nov 05, 2013 at 12:03am

Thanks Mitzi and Bex

I still have high hopes this thing can be ‘cured’ although my understanding of what such an event entails, given the nature of our condition, is lacking.

I continue to hope…

Thanks for your comments

Posted by LakeLife on Nov 05, 2013 at 5:45am

I was just reading this months ADDITUDE Magazine and there it was a nice long article on Neurofeedback, from what I’ve read so far the magazine seems in favor of it and it’s studies. I wish I could get all those parents in favor of giving their 4-18 year olds addicting medications to just read about Neurofeedback, in the long run Neurofeedback will cost less than a lifetime of dangerous addicting drugs. Soon as I can find this type of treatment in my area, I’m making an appointment.

You might even find this article on this site somewhere since they did publish it wink Have a great day everyone

Posted by BexIssues on Nov 05, 2013 at 9:59pm

Hi BexIssues,

ADHD medications are generally not addicting for individuals who actually have ADHD. Studies show they often keep individuals with ADHD from self-medicating in dangerous ways, like abusing alcohol and drugs. In addition, there are many individuals who cannot function successfully without the aid of medication. There’s an article on ADDitudeMag.com that outlines the results of several studies on addiction and ADHD medications called, “Does Stimulant Medication Cause Addiction?”: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/2056.html.

I also support a healthy, natural diet, supplements, therapy, and alternative treatments like neurofeedback. But those things alone aren’t enough symptom management for many with ADHD. My son barely survives school with medication and all of the things listed above, except neurofeedback. And I plan to try neurofeedback with him in a few months since his insurance will cover it. If insurance didn’t cover it, there’s no way we could try neurofeedback though—the truth is it is cost-prohibitive for most people. Studies I’ve read on it’s efficacy are contradictory with neutral results at best. Honestly, I have little faith that neurofeedback will make a difference for my son since other alternative therapies like Tomatis and Interactive Metronome caused zero improvements for him, but I have a lot of hope, and a willingness to try anything safe to help my son.

I think it’s wonderful that you manage your ADHD without stimulant medication—I certainly hope my son can too at some point in his future. But it’s not okay to judge the decision of others to use medication as part of their treatment plan.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Nov 06, 2013 at 7:09pm

Mitzi my name is Becky, it wasn’t available when I signed into this group so I used Bex wink  Im still looking into Neurofeedback , I really wish insurance companies would cover some of the cost of it so everyone could afford it, someday when its more popular Im sure it’ll go into effect for insurance. I have the money just no NF in a 100 radious of where I live out in the Northern Sticks lol Im doing good though, and I started taking Rhodiola a few weeks ago, wow its awesome, better than Adderall but its not for children or teenagers because their bodies are still growning like crazy.

Posted by BexIssues on Dec 05, 2013 at 8:39am

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