Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is an affliction that many people have without even being aware that they have it. There are many cases of individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder not being diagnosed until later during their mid-life. Treatments for ADD range from the more common prescribed methods including a chemical ADD treatment (typically using Ritalin and Amphetamines) and psychotherapy to the more extreme alternative treatments. This article will focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder alternative treatments.
Depending on which ADD specialist you follow (there are many) you may be exposed to several different treatment methods. Some of the more notable ADHD specialist includes Joseph Kandel, Sari Solden, Michelle Novotni and Kate Kelly. They advocate many treatment methods that are capable of helping people diagnosed with ADD better cope with their situation. You can find out about the numerous ADHD treatments made available by reading books, magazines and doing some online research.
One of the more popular ADHD alternative treatments focuses on the use of acupressure. This form of treatment has been proclaimed successful in treating other disorders such as weight problems and anxiety attacks. Recent studies have shown that acupressure has been mildly successful at helping children diagnosed with ADHD sleep better and have a calming effect on their blood pressure and hyperactivities. More studies in this alternative ADHD treatment will hopefully yield further positive results towards the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder.
Additional research is now being conducted in another alternative treatment that has been successful in treating other disorders. Both Therapeutic Touch and Reiki (part of what’s known as energy healing) are now being studied and considered as possible treatments for ADHD by focusing the body’s energy patterns to slow down random massive thoughts allowing for a calming, soothing effect allowing someone diagnosed with ADD to more easily stay focused.
One possible treatment actually revolves around a few changes made to an individual’s diet. Although it hasn’t been confirmed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) there is strong evidence to support that certain food items like sugar and white flour adversely affect individuals diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Also along the same treatment methodology would be the holistic use of vitamins. Although there is no concrete evidence that they help alleviate ADD symptoms and vitamins taken in high dosages can be damaging to your health when used in moderation they have been known to minimize sleep problems and the inability to stay focused for long periods of time.
Other more extreme Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder alternate treatments include methods involving biofeedback changes where brain waves are monitored and manipulated through an amplification process. Behavior modification is another technique where someone suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder can learn to control some of the symptoms normally associated with ADD such as having trouble relaxing, trouble waiting, focusing for long periods of time and enjoying fun activities. Psychotherapy involves sessions with a trained professional therapist in the hopes of attempting to become ore aware of the ADD symptoms and helps to cope with them better.
As you can see there are a variety of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder alternative treatments to choose from with the hope and intent of allowing someone suffering with ADD to lead a more leisure and healthier life.