Posted by: Ali | 2008/05/29


ADHD Adult

My son is 20 and is ADHD. He has just started working and I worry about his ability to focus and apply himself to his job for lengthly periods. I am very reluctant to go back to Ritalin and Concerta as the side effects he suffered were just not worth it. Are there any homeopathic/herbal medications on the market that he can try?

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Hi Ali,

Well done on recognising the condition in the first place. The hard work has been done as we do not recognise this condition nearly frequently enough. Remember though that all medications (homeopathic or allopathic) will have effects and side effects and you need to be really carefull about what you take. If you wish to pursue the homeopathic option ( and there are options available for AD/HD) I would strongly recommend you see a registered Homeopath that is able to assess your son fully. The are medication free alternatives that have been shown to have very good, albeit slower results. Make sure you are fully informed before choosing an option.


Dr Peter Velloza

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Posted by: Mike | 2008/05/30

Dear Ali, please see my postings to Debbie in posting 38.

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