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More than half of parents who have children with ADHD treat their child’s symptoms with vitamins, dietary changes, and expressive therapies-but only a small minority tell their doctor. More in this podcast.
The use of complementary and alternative medicine treatments by children and adults with ADHD is the rule rather than the exception…more than half of parents who have children with ADHD treat their child’s symptoms with vitamins, dietary changes, and expressive therapies-but only a small minority tell their doctor. And roughly 8 out of 10 patients who use these treatments regard them as their primary therapy.
That’s the premise of an article by Dr James Lake recently published in Psychiatric Times. And it’s that article that that editorial board member, Dr Richard Balon, has nominated as his “Top Paper” of the year.
Listen to Dr Balon discuss why he thinks this article is important to psychiatrists-and hear him summarize the teaching points he thinks could affect the way patients with ADHD are treated.
Dr Balon is Professor, Associate Residency Training Director, and Director of the Master of Science in Psychiatry Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has served as Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry and is a Graduate Faculty member at Wayne State University. Dr Balon has published and lectured widely in the areas of psychiatric education, sexual dysfunction, mood and anxiety disorders, and clinical psychopharmacology.
Dr Balon's Top Paper of the Year: Integrative Management of ADHD