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

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. However, an increasing number are trying complementary and alternative therapies instead of (or in addition to) these traditional treatments.

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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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