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.
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 a person with ADHD live a normal life?
Living With ADHD as an Adult
ADD/ADHD is not just a childhood disorder. It is estimated that between 30 and 70 percent of children with ADHD continue to exhibit symptoms into adulthood. These symptoms can make it hard to function effectively in some work settings.
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.