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What are some natural or alternative treatments to ADHD?

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Some "natural" or alternative treatments might be unsafe, too. Certain ones can mix dangerously with prescription medicines -- and don't assume that vitamins or supplements are safe just because they're billed as being "natural." Most don't have to be approved by the FDA.

Talk to your doctor about any alternative treatment before taking it.

From: Vitamins and Supplements for ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. John's Wort Shows No Impact on the Symptoms of ADHD."

ParentsMedGuide.org: "Do Alternative Treatments for ADHD, Such as Special Diets or Herbal Supplements, Really Work?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. John's Wort Shows No Impact on the Symptoms of ADHD."

ParentsMedGuide.org: "Do Alternative Treatments for ADHD, Such as Special Diets or Herbal Supplements, Really Work?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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