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My 14 son suffers from anxiety, inn. adhd. is on zoloft and concerta. any foods or supplements that can improve this?

Posted by Carol

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Ian Health Maven
Hi Carol,

Most of the supplements sometimes recommended for anxiety should not be taken while on antidepressants. Specifically, avoid Tryptophan (L-Tryptophan), 5-HTP and St Johns Wort.

Your son could try fish oil/omega-3 and inositol, and possibly curcumin (not recommended for smokers). But clear it with your son's physician first.

The only non pharmaceutical treatments with a proven track record are the cognitive behavior therapies such as CBT and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)



NOTE: I am not a doctor, and more importantly, I'm not your son's doctor so the above advice is necessarily of a general nature which may or may not apply to him. Always consult a health provider before acting on anything you've read here.
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