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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Bobo | 2006/04/19

Q.

ADHD/Ritalin

My 8 year old son has just been diagnosed with ADHD and the Doctor has prescribed ritalin for him. I would like to know if there are alternative medicines or remedies that can be used instead of Ritalin. I also want to know what diet can i put him on to help him?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

There is another alternative now available but Ritalin is probably the most effective. Discuss this with your doctor-it is your right to do so. Keep him off any drinks containing caffeine eg Cokes, Coffee, also no chocolate.Avoid sweets and any foods containing red , orange and yellow dyes.

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Posted by: Star | 2006/04/20

Change the diet first and get him a omega 3 suppliment. Please tri this first before putting him on ritalin. 8 is very young and have more tests done first. A normal doc cannot prescibe that. Most of the time it is a damaging easy way out. You son will change, for better and worse. Follow your heart as a mother.

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