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Alternative ADHD treatment: chinese herbs

Posted March 6, 2014

There are numerous alternative treatments for ADHD – some more effective than others. Chinese herbal medicine has roots that go back thousands of years. Surprisingly enough, when modern studies test many of the traditional Chinese herbs used to treat ADHD and other medical conditions, the studies find that the Chinese treatment methods are highly effective at treating the condition they are designed to cure.

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Vitamin Supplement Formula Improves ADHD Symptoms in Study

Posted February 3, 2014

According to a new study, vitamins can help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Researchers at the University of Canterbury found that adults diagnosed with ADHD had better concentration and reduced hyperactivity when they were treated with vitamins.

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Increased omega-3 levels may boost behavior, attention, and literacy in ADHD children: Study

Posted November 20, 2013

Increasing the levels of DHA and EPA omega-3s in red blood cells by dietary supplementation may improve attention, literacy, and behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study from Australia.

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More omega-3 may reduce symptoms of ADHD: Rat study

Posted September 12, 2013

There is a clear connection between the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and declines in ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms in rats, according to new research.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Improve ADHD Symptoms in Children and Adolescents

Posted July 3, 2013

A study of 63 children and adolescents (with and without ADHD) revealed that lower omega-3 fatty acids may be associated with impaired emotion processing in ADHD children.

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Breastfeeding May Help Prevent ADHD In Children

Posted May 16, 2013

Breastfeeding may help prevent children from developing ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) later in life, according to a new study. The research was conducted by a team of Israeli researchers and published in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

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Phosphatidylserine Supplementation, Memory, and ADHD in Children

Posted April 11, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 36 children between the ages of 4 and 14 years, who had not previously been treated with drug therapy related to symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), supplementation with phosphatidylserine (PS), a naturally occurring phospholipid, for a period of 2 months, was found to improve symptoms of ADHD in children.

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PS supplements show ADHD benefits in children: RCT data

Posted March 20, 2013

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from daily supplements of phosphatidylserine (PS), according to a new study from an international team of researchers.

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Homeopathy Proven Successful for ADHD

Posted January 22, 2013

The number of children put on drugs for attention problems is staggering, and school authorities pressure parents to use dangerous stimulant medications and antidepressants to keep children behaving in specific desirable patterns in the classroom. The approach of holistic pediatrics offers an effective management system for attention problems (so-called ADD and ADHD). An important component of this system includes the prescription of constitutional homeopathic medicines according the principles of classical homeopathy.

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Study: Iron Supplements Reduce ADHD In Low Birth Weight Infants

Posted December 11, 2012

In a study published today in Pediatrics, scientists at Umeå University in Sweden conclude that giving iron supplements to low birth weight infants reduces the risk of behavior problems like ADHD later in life.The study, Effects of Iron Supplementation on LBW Infants on Cognition and Behavior at 3 Years, is published in the January 2013 issue, released online.

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