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•   Conventional, Innovative and Alternative Therapies for the Treatment Of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

On this page we will list many of the conventional, alternative and promising new treatments for ADHD that we have reviewed, as well as experimental trials that have yet to be evaluated. This list will be updated as more information becomes available or when new research results on ADHD treatments are published. You can also suggest or recommend a treatment for ADHD that you know about by using the Interactive Web-Forums on this topic. Each treatment topic is linked to its own page.
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treatments for ADHD   Pharmacological Treatments for ADHD
  • Antidepressant Medications
  • Ritalin (Methylphenidate HCL)
  • Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine saccharate/Dextroamphetamine sulfate)
  • Desoxyn (Methamphetamine HCL)
  • Adderall (Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine)
  • Cylert (Pemoline)
  • Antidepressant Medications and ADHD
  • The Use of Busiprone (BuSpar) in Treating ADHD
  • Clonidine (Catapres), Another Alternative to Stimulants for Treating ADHD
  • Mood Stabilizers and ADHD
  • Innovative Pharmacological Agents
  • Diagnostic Testing for ADHD & Medications
  • Additional Medical Information

treatments for ADHD   Educational Interventions & Other Behavioral Therapies for ADHD

  • Environmental Supports for Children with ADHD
  • ADHD and the School Environment
  • ADHD and the Home Environment
  • Instructional Strategies for ADHD
  • Teaching Self-Monitoring
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support
  • Movement Therapies for ADHD
  • The "Brain Gym" Program
  • Sensory Integration Therapy and Activities
  • The Importance of Emotional Support for Children with ADHD

treatments for ADHD   Nutritional & Dietary Therapies for ADHD

  • Carbohydrate/Protein-balanced Diet
  • Management of Food Sensitivities in ADHD Patients
  • Treatments for Intestinal Permeability or "Leaky Gut Syndrome"
  • The Feingold Diet for ADHD
  • Nutritional Supplementation for ADHD
  • Mineral Deficiencies in ADHD
  • Essential Fatty Acids May Be Deficient in ADHD
  • Disturbances in Amino Acid Metabolism in ADHD
  • Heavy-Metal Toxicity in ADHD
  • Intestinal Dysbiosis: Another Factor in ADHD

treatments for ADHD   EEG Biofeedback: A Promising New Therapy for Attention Deficit Disorder

  • EEG Biofeedback for Epilepsy
  • EEG Biofeedback for Hyperactivity
  • EEG Biofeedback for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • EEG Biofeedback for Learning Disabilities
  • EEG Biofeedback for Minor Traumatic Brain Injury
  • EEG Spectrum: A Biofeedback Treatment Center

treatments for ADHD   Herbal Therapies for ADHD

  • Herbal Treatments for ADHD & Increased Medical Use of Stimulants
  • Why are Stimulants Useful in ADD and ADHD?
  • The Use of Herbal Stimulants in ADHD
  • Other Herbal Stimulants, Brain Antioxidants, and Nerve Tonics
  • Herbal Formulas for ADHD
  • Chinese Herbs and the Treatment of ADHD
  • Herb - Drug Interactions
  • Precautions about Discontinuing Stimulant Drugs for ADHD
  • Finding a Practitioner Familiar with Herbal Therapies

treatments for ADHD   Homeopathic Treatments for ADHD

treatments for ADHD   Bach Flower Remedies: Therapy and Indications for ADHD

treatments for ADHD   Traditional Chinese Medicine and ADHD [coming soon!]

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