ADHD: Inattentive Type
Researchers have checked for a link between omega-3 fatty acids and ADHD. Omega-3s are found in foods such as salmon, tuna, and other cold-water fish.
Some studies have shown a possibility that children with ADHD may have low levels of omega-3. But so far researchers have not shown conclusively that giving omega-3 supplements to kids with ADHD improves symptoms.
Other Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments
Some parents have turned to complementary and alternative (CAM) treatments such as:
- vision training
- herbal and mineral supplements
- neurofeedback (training your brain with the help of equipment that measures brain wavelengths)
chelation therapy (removing heavy metals from the blood)
So far there's no evidence from studies that these methods are effective. And some CAM treatments -- such as chelation -- can have serious side effects.