Can ADHD be helped without medication?
Yes — but not always.
Here’s the process for deciding if ADHD treatment without drugs is possible for you, designed for those who take a short-acting stimulant medication such as Ritalin.
Make a list of the ADHD behaviors affecting adults or ADHD children, including: Hyperactivity.
How can I control my ADHD without medication?
To help Charles and people like him in my practice, I’ve outlined non-medication strategies to address adult ADHD.
- Overcome Your Inner Critic with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
- Pay Attention.
- Get Restful Sleep.
- Improve Nutrition.
- Create Structure.
- Find an Activity Partner.
- Improve Brain Function.
Are there any natural treatments for ADHD?
Herbs like ginkgo, ginseng, and passionflower may also help calm hyperactivity. Supplementing without a doctor’s oversight can be dangerous — particularly in children. Talk to your doctor if you’re interested in trying these alternative therapies.
What foods should be avoided with ADHD?
Some of the common foods that can cause ADHD reactions include milk, chocolate, soy, wheat, eggs, beans, corn, tomatoes, grapes, and oranges. If you suspect a food sensitivity may be contributing to your child’s ADHD symptoms, talk to your ADHD dietitian or doctor about trying an elimination diet.