Comparison of ADHD treatment options: 2020 research
ADHD treatment options: A 2020 scientific analysis of medication versus natural options Just published January 2020 in the Journal of Psychiatric Research (see reference below): This is the first meta-analysis which collated the most prominent behavioural and cognitive interventions for ADHD and examined their effect on cognitive symptomatology. They sought to investigate the effect of…Read More
ADHD & Morning Routines: Does medication help?
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…Read More
Importance of parenting in 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…Read More
Micronutrients over 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…Read More
Neurofeedback versus stimulant medication: Who is the winner?
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…Read More
Research Indicates that ADHD Medication Can Disrupt Sleeping Patterns
ADHD is one of the most prevalent disorders affecting school aged children. The most common treatment for ADHD is stimulant medications such as methylphenidate hydrochloride. However, research has indicated that the use of stimulant medication is linked to an array of adverse side effects. Research has revealed that children with ADHD who were being treated…Read More
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…Read More