ADHD Medication

ADHD & Morning Routines: Does medication help?

ADHD morning routines

ADHD & Morning Routines: Does medication help? Dr Shelley Hyman Morning routine trouble for children with ADHD: stimulants do not help It has been previously established that children with ADHD have trouble with completing their morning routines compared to other children their age. This means that they may not be able to prepare for school…

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Importance of parenting in ADHD children

parenting ADHD children

Importance of parenting in ADHD children Dr Shelley Hyman Research findings are showing that a highly efficacious treatment for children with ADHD and behavioural problems is parent behaviour therapy. In reviewing existing studies on treatment options, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) identified four programs that alleviated ADHD symptoms for children under…

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Micronutrients over Medication: An alternative to combat ADHD

minerals medication an alternative to combat adhd

Micronutrients over Medication: An alternative to combat ADHD Dr Shelley Hyman These days, it is common for medication to be prescribed as a first resort rather than the last. However, exciting new research has highlighted the potential for micronutrients to reduce ADHD symptoms providing a more naturalistic alternative to medication. New Zealand researchers Julia Rucklidge…

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Neurofeedback versus stimulant medication: Who is the winner?

Neurofeedback vs Stimulant medication

Neurofeedback versus stimulant medication: Who is the winner? Dr Shelley Hyman ADHD is commonly combated with medication and this is because pharmaceutical methods have historically been considered the only efficacious treatment for this disorder. However neurofeedback has recently emerged as a complementary or even alternative treatment to medication. By training the patient to increase or…

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Stimulant Medication & Substance Use Disorder

Stimulant Medication & Substance Use Disorder Dr Shelley Hyman According to the sensitisation hypothesis, increased exposure to stimulants (the first-choice medication treatment for ADHD), causes changes in the dopamine system which result in increased sensitivity to the reinforcing effects of these drugs. It has been suggested that this may lead to an increased risk of…

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