When a child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many parents are faced with a difficult dilemma. They want their child to be able to focus in school and at home, but they may be uneasy about the medications the doctor is prescribing. While stimulant medicines can sometimes be very helpful for people with ADHD, they do have side effects that must be weighed. Are there alternatives that would allow parents to manage their children's ADHD naturally?
Dr. James Greenblatt treats both children and adults with ADHD, and he has developed a number of ways to manage ADHD naturally. Learn about nutritional supplements, including magnesium and low-dose lithium, that help some individuals.
Sleep and exercise are critical components of a program to manage ADHD. Some people also benefit from changes in diet. Dr. Greenblatt explains why.
Dr. James M. Greenblatt, MD, is an integrative psychiatrist and leading expert in behavioral and medical disorders such as ADHD, OCD and eating disorders as well as depression and anxiety. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is on the clinical faculty at Tufts Medical School and Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.
His book, written in collaboration with Bill Gottlieb, is Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD That Restores Attention, Minimizes Hyperactivity and Helps Eliminate Drug Side Effects.