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What should parents do when considering any ADHD treatments?

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It’s best to talk with your child's doctor before trying any ADHD treatment. He or she can help you make a healthy eating plan for your child. Or your doctor can refer you to a registered dietitian who can help you with a meal plan and snack ideas. It’s important to consider what your child will be able to eat when your child is away from home, like at school, a birthday party, summer camp, or a friend’s house. This can make a restrictive diet harder to follow. Also, consider whether the whole family, including siblings, will follow the same restrictions.

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on ADHD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments: Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) and ADHD.

National Institute of Mental Health: "Behavioral Interventions Effective for Preschoolers with ADHD."

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 May 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on ADHD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments: Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) and ADHD.

National Institute of Mental Health: "Behavioral Interventions Effective for Preschoolers with ADHD."

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 May 10, 2017

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