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Slideshow: Nonconventional and Integrative Treatments of ADHD

Slideshow: Nonconventional and Integrative Treatments of ADHD

Dietary Changes
• 75% improved with restricted diet, however symptoms recur when food colorings and additives reintroduced
• Improved behavior and attention scores
Rowe KS, Rowe KJ. Synthetic food coloring and behavior: a dose response effect in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, repeated measures study. J Pediatr. 1994;125(5, pt 1):691-198.
Dengate S, Ruben A. Controlled trial of cumulative behavioral effects of a common bread preservative. J Paediatr Child Health. 2002;38:373-376.
See: Integrative Management of ADHD
What the Evidence Suggests

It is important for mental health professionals to be familiar with research findings about widely used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments of ADHD in order to provide patients with accurate information on efficacy, safety, and appropriate use. Presented on the following pages are more of the results from several pivotal studies.


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