How can I help 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.
Can you live with ADHD without medication?
Even so, is it possible for people with ADHD to live their lives successfully without medicine? 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.
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.
Can ADHD be cured or grown out of?
ADHD changes over time, but it’s rarely outgrown. It was once thought that children simply outgrow ADHD as they develop, mature, and age. While some kids may seem to outgrow the disorder (or no longer have symptoms that result in impairment), in most cases kids with ADHD grow up to be adults with ADHD.