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 the 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.