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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The New Landscape of ADHD Treatment?

Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as parents of children with ADHD, are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for new treatment options. For the approximately 11 percent of children and 4 percent of adults in the United States who have been diagnosed with ADHD, medication and behavioral therapy have been the long-standing and proven treatments of choice.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Both exercise and high-dose omega-3 fatty acids increase dopamine just as stimulant drugs do but without the side-effects.  If that is alternative medicine, then “real” medicine for ADHD treatment is suspect.

 

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