ADHD

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Posted by: D | 2010/08/20

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ADHD

Hi Delia. Tx so much re answer to previous post - looks like we are going to go the medication route as the evidence is overwhelming and pretty emphatic and we have thought things through long and hard. Our long term paediatrician will be administering the meds - is this advisable?

Also would you be able to recommend any good books on ADHD looked at from a broad spectrum approach? ie we are not going to just rely on the meds, we are also going to look at it from a diet, behavioural and remedial teaching point of view.

Tx in anticipation.

D

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ADHD Expert

Dear D,

It is wonderful to hear that you tackling things from a holistic approach. Please have a look on the ADHD support group's website www.adhasa.co.za for articles and recommended products, books etc.

With regards to your paediatrician prescribing the medications, this is very common place and considering s/he is a long term medical professional s/he should have sound knowledge of your daughter's medical history.

Follow up visits should be arranged every six months to monitor dosages and your daughter's reactions to the medication(s).

Best wishes,
Delia

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Posted by: BMJ | 2010/08/24

I can recommend Dr Christopher Green and Dr Chee''s book called Understanding A.D.H.D. He looks at all the different diets, complimentary therapies, diff meds, side effect, comorbidities etc...and he is very funny

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/08/20

Dear D,

It is wonderful to hear that you tackling things from a holistic approach. Please have a look on the ADHD support group's website www.adhasa.co.za for articles and recommended products, books etc.

With regards to your paediatrician prescribing the medications, this is very common place and considering s/he is a long term medical professional s/he should have sound knowledge of your daughter's medical history.

Follow up visits should be arranged every six months to monitor dosages and your daughter's reactions to the medication(s).

Best wishes,
Delia

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