Last night we kicked off the inaugural ADHD Family Teleseminars by talking about ADHD Alternative Treatments. If not the most frequently requested topic, it is definitely amongst the top 2 or 3, especially by parents of children with ADHD.
No matter where you stand on the medication debate, considering alternative treatments is critical to successfully supporting someone with ADHD or to managing your own ADHD.
Last night I shared with my listeners that even when choosing to use medication, “alternatives” really are an integral part of successful treatment. You see, for me, ADHD alternative treatment involves anything we do or use that is non-medication based!
Some of what we talked about:
Neurofeedback / Biofeedback
My readers asked a lot of really great questions, and I think the most common one of them all was:
What ADHD alterantive treatments actually work?
This is a great question, and we answered it last night. There is no one alternative treatment for ADHD that works better than the next.
ADHD is a complex diagnosis that is never one size fits all. It is different in everyone it touches, and that’s why next week we’ll be covering the topic: ADHD Co-existing Conditions & Complications.
I have been using a wellness device from Europe that has shown good results with ADHD - it evolved out of the space program and is related to bone stimulators (PEMF). People who use it report they feel calm (no ADHD) for about 1-2 days. There's plenty of research on this PEMF technology but nothing so far about ADHD. Would be interesting to see more people with ADHD give this a try, especially since it's so safe to use and without any side effects.