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ADHD Treatment Overview: Alternative Treatments

Alternative treatments for ADHD are a dime a dozen. A vast majority of alternative ADHD treatments don't work and have no scientific evidence to back up claims that they help.Alternative treatments for ADHD are a dime a dozen. A vast majority of alternative ADHD treatments don't work and have no scientific evidence to back up claims that they help.

Alternative treatments for ADHD include:

  • allergy treatment
  • megavitamins
  • biofeedback
  • restricted diets
  • anti-motion sickness
  • eye training

One alternative ADHD treatment, Brain Gym, is said to develop the brain's neural pathways through movement. It is meant to prepare students of all ages to practice and master the skills required for learning. Though this strategy might be effective, scientific research has not yet substantiated its value in treatment.

In fact, there is no strong scientific evidence to support the efficacy of any of the above mentioned treatments for ADHD.

Exercise caution when considering using alternative treatments.



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APA Reference
Tracy, N. (2009, January 1). ADHD Treatment Overview: Alternative Treatments, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, October 26 from https://www.healthyplace.com/adhd/articles/alternative-treatments-for-adhd

Last Updated: September 11, 2015

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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