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Graduation Project- Non Medicinal treatments for ADHD


Hello,
I am a senior and high school, and as a graduation requirement I have to do a research project. The topic that I chose was alternative treatments of ADHD that didn’t require the use of medication. I’ve already written a 10 page paper about the benefits of dietary intervention, physical exercise and brain training, but now I have to do the second portion of my project by creating a treatment plan using the methods that I research he’d.  I would love to hear about any experiences you may have using non medicinal treatments to treat your child’s ADHD. It would also be great if you had anything to share if you choose medicinal methods. Anything you have to share about your treatment methods will be greatly appreciated.

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I wish I had experience to share. My ADHD teen doesn’t try anything different. But I just shared this discussion on Twitter (I have over 1000 followers). Maybe you’ll get some response. Good luck! I’ll be watching this thread.

Posted by sammi1966 on Jan 18, 2014 at 2:32pm

Thank you so much!

Posted by mepankey on Jan 18, 2014 at 7:44pm

Effective strategies for my son are regular exercise, Strattera, regular sleep schedule, and a balanced diet.  He also takes Sertraline for depression.

Posted by Jen7 on Jan 18, 2014 at 11:23pm

My daughter has been on stimulant medication for 3 years but stopped taking it about 3 months ago due to negative side effects. Right now she swims competitively and that is the only thing that helps her control the H. She trains 2 hours per day and she is so tired that she comes home, does her homework and goes to bed. She also takes double the dose of high quality Omega 3s (fish oil). Her psychiatrist recommended that she stops watching blue screens 2 hours before going to bed. We haven’t been able to implement that because she is 17. However, she does have to leave her phone and iPad with us when she goest to bed. You may want to search NeuroReplete. We haven’t tried it but it is next on my list of alternative meds to try.

Posted by MariaEC on Jan 19, 2014 at 1:52pm

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