ADHD

Question
Posted by: Sonia | 2010/09/14

Q.

Alternative/Traditional Medicine

Which route, ritalin/omegas, is best for my son?

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert

Dear Sonia,

Ultimately, the decision you make depends on your personal preferences regarding medication. The natural remedies do work for some children - the degree of efficacy will differ.

If you are not 100% certain you wish to attempt Ritalin, perhaps start with the Omegas and keep a journal to monitor progress. If after 3 months you have not noticed any improvement, it may be worthwhile introducing another natural remedy such as healing magnets or start occupational or play therapy. Remember that a natural remedy will always take longer to take affect and the change may not be as great as you would have liked; Ritalin and other prescription medication work quickly and side effects may be experienced.

Whatever you decide to try, keep a journal so that you monitor behaviour and concentration - it is very difficult to think back a month ago and try see if there is an improvement.

Kind regards,
Delia

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
user comments

C.

Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/09/16

Dear Sonia,

Ultimately, the decision you make depends on your personal preferences regarding medication. The natural remedies do work for some children - the degree of efficacy will differ.

If you are not 100% certain you wish to attempt Ritalin, perhaps start with the Omegas and keep a journal to monitor progress. If after 3 months you have not noticed any improvement, it may be worthwhile introducing another natural remedy such as healing magnets or start occupational or play therapy. Remember that a natural remedy will always take longer to take affect and the change may not be as great as you would have liked; Ritalin and other prescription medication work quickly and side effects may be experienced.

Whatever you decide to try, keep a journal so that you monitor behaviour and concentration - it is very difficult to think back a month ago and try see if there is an improvement.

Kind regards,
Delia

Reply to ADD/ADHD Expert

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.