Your Questions About Adhd

Betty asks… What are the alternative treatments for ADHD in a preschooler? My four year old son was just diagnosed with ADHD (more hyperactivity than attention). My husband and I will choose the medication route only as a last resort after all other methods of treatment have been exhausted. I’ve heard about cutting sugar and processed foods out of the diet and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids (flax seed and fish oil), but is there anything else out there that is safe enough to …

Your Questions About Adhd Diets For Kids

choose to spend that time on TV or other easy entertainment rather than actually do some activities together that would both be educational for the children and strengthen family bonds. Parents are also increasingly expecting schools to teach their children manners, discipline and such, while schools still consider that the parents’ role and are in a tight position anyway, with parents not giving schools much space to teach those things because they are worried that the discipline might be …

Your Questions About Adhd Diets

… but so many times was labelled stupid, aloof, lazy, careless… These sorts of perceptions from others (and yourself) affect your social relations, and more important, your self-esteem. If you choose not to medicate your kid, make sure you raise him keeping the ADD in mind – don’t assume what he does is on purpose. But of course, even people with ADD are accountable for their actions. Just because I say something that might be inappropriate, doesn’t mean I’ll just …

Your Questions About Adhd Diet

… be seeing with your child. The reason the books are so helpful is not only because of the directions for the foods and diets, but because it gives examples of other children and some of the things that were noticed with them. If you choose not to buy the books, you can do a search for: diet and Candida, diet and ADHD. The elimination diet is a diet which helps you to pinpoint what foods may be causing problems with your own child. I would highly recommend the books, and you can even go to …

Your Questions About Adhd Diets

… she can do to help him. any advice would be grately appreciated. thank you. barry jennings answers: 1. A schedule – basic needs. Time to get up, time to have lunch made by, breakfast time, medication time, time to leave for school. —After school snack, homework, dinner time, free time and TV hour, bath, snack and bed. (This was the schedule we used) Do not deviate! Even changing the order of bath-snack-bed messes things up! 2. Meds, if you choose that route. We had Ritalin, …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications For Children

… have depression and you have tried everything within your power to “fix” it without medication and none of it worked, then I’m afraid the only thing you can do is give them medication and see if that works. Paul asks… Parent denying child ADHD medication? I know it is a parents choice to choose whether or not to medicate their child. However, if a child has a medical diagnosis of ADHD and there is significant medical documentation that medication is extremely …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications

… grown without genetically modified seeds, sewage sludge or irradiation, some people feel that this is a more wholesome choice. If you choose to adopt the strategy to “cleanse” the body first to reduce symptoms of ADD, this may be an option you would like to consider. If you search ADHD Diet you will find tons of articles on how to adjust food for someone with ADHD. Good Luck! Powered by Yahoo! Answers …

Your Questions About Adhd Drugs

… you have to figure this out for yourself. Try it, its not like you have to finish the medication if you go on it, there are no withdrawal symptoms. You choose what works best for you. Linda asks… Should kids that have ADHD or ADD really need drugs? I am really against Doctors putting kids that have ADHD or ADD on drugs. My sister was told that she had ADHD and she got put in swimming it made her tired. I believe thats all a kid needs is a good active actvity. What do people on the …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications

… Strattera and more recently, Intuniv. IMHO, the pros far outweigh the cons and I definitely would choose medication again. There are capsules that can be opened and sprinkled on a cold food that doesn’t require chewing such as applesauce or pudding, others that specifically warn against chewing and must be swallowed whole and patches. There are short acting (effective for about 4 hours) and long acting (effective for supposedly 10 – 12 hours, we get closer to 8 – 10 hours). …