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

As many as 11 percent of children and adolescents aged 4 to 17 had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as of 2011, according to the . Treatment choices are difficult when facing an ADHD diagnosis. Increasing numbers of people with ADHD are being prescribed and benefitting from methylphenidate (Ritalin).

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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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