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ADHD Weekly -- Why Do People Seek Complementary Treatments?

KarenADHDWeekly
KarenADHDWeeklyAdministrator

Did you know that a third of us will seek out and use some form of complementary intervention, including one for ADHD? We talked with a research about the reasons a person would add complementary interventions to their child's ADHD treatment plan. He points out a few that have evidence that they could be helpful.

Read "Why Do People Seek Complementary Treatments?" at bit.ly/nrccomptx . Tell us what have worked for your family.

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Karen- could you check the link when I clicked it didn't launch. Thanks

KarenADHDWeekly
KarenADHDWeeklyAdministrator
in reply to Onthemove1971

Thanks! Some how the sentence punctuation was included in the link. I've fixed it now, but here is the long link just in case:

chadd.org/Understanding-ADH...

Thanks

Karen

Great article! What I think is most important is that parents not wait to seek treatment for their child with ADHD. To often they are at their wits end becuase the child is misbehaving and in all kinds of trouble and then they start getting help. Or they seek other treatments that don't really work for a long time, mean while there is an impact on the child emotionally, socially and in school.

I am also sorry there is such a mistruct and parents with the medical community which makes so many people seek other treatments.

I hope other parents take the time to read this article.

Thanks

KarenADHDWeekly
KarenADHDWeeklyAdministrator
in reply to Onthemove1971

I'm glad you like it! One of the possibilities in seeking alternative treatments -- one in place of standard treatment -- is a delay in getting care that is effective. That can have an effect on a child at home, socially, and at school. As Dr. Arnold says, you need to weigh the risks of following a treatment -- standard or alternative -- against the risks associated with not following that treatment.

Thanks!

Karen

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