Alternative Treatments For ADHD

What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, better known as ADHD, is a behavioral issue seen mostly in children and teens. This disorder, however, can also carry into adulthood. Just a few of the telltale symptoms of ADHD are hyperactivity, forgetfulness and difficulty paying attention.

How is ADHD Treated?

ADHD is treated most often using medications. These medications are usually stimulants, such as Adderall or Ritalin. These, however, can be less than favorable at times, so people often want alternative ways to treat ADHD.

Alternatives

Talk Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a common treatment method chosen for patients with ADHD. For children, these therapy methods that involve the parents in some form work the best.

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that shows brain waves in real time. This is helpful for ADHD because it can help the person work with the doctor to find the perfect frequency. With training, the person can eventually be able to control their brain waves without the help of the professional. This will lead to better focus ability. This method, however, hasn’t been proven at this time to help with ADHD despite showing promise. There are also drawbacks to neurofeedback, such as the high cost.

Herbs

There are many herbs that can help with many ailments, with few side effects. ADHD is no different. Pycnogenol, also known as pine bark, was shown to reduce hyperactivity with improvement to concentration. Ginseng is also another herb that may be useful in treating ADHD. It is known to bring more energy and brain function. There are many herbs and combinations may be very helpful in treating ADHD. Recent studies have shown that cbd vape oil can help in treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Conclusion

There are many ways to treat ADHD but it all comes down to what works and what doesn’t. It is necessary to discuss alternative options with your doctor or care provider before starting them.

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