Non-stimulant Treatment of ADHD
Is it really Possible?
Consider how many people start their day off with a cup of coffee to help them focus. Do so many people really have ADHD?
As a parent, I found chocolate, in which the main ingredient is Cocoa very effective in treating ADHD. I found semisweet chocolate bits even more effective. I knew that Cocoa contains natural stimulates and I wanted a safe and effective way to treat ADHD.
Other Health benefits of cocoa include relief from high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, constipation, diabetes, bronchial asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and various neurodegenerative diseases. It is beneficial for quick wound healing, skin care, and it helps to improve cardiovascular health and brain health. It also helps in treating copper deficiency. It possesses mood-enhancing properties and exerts protective effects against neurotoxicity.
Alternative Treatment of ADHD
Since 2001, we have helped children diagnosed with ADHD excel in school. Many parents have come to us after the stimulant medications "stop working" or are causing side effects.We work your child's pediatrician, so that instead of your child ending up on higher and higher doses of ADHD medication, your child becomes well behaved and focused, often without he need of any ADHD medications.
Our approach to helping kids with ADHD is unique in that we focus on the interfering factors that are causing the attention and focusing difficulties, rather than masking the symptoms of ADHD. Comuputer Programs like Pearson's Cog Med and the IFocus have been proven to have a dramatic positive effect of attention and focusing behaviors.
We begin with an assessment of learning and behavior issues and then help with the development an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 plan that actually works. In this process, the importance of having an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE), cannot be underscored. Even though many parents opt for getting a Neuro-psychological evaluation, the special education evaluation, is the one that the school district uses to determine eligibility for an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan. The IEE is a second opinion of the school's special education evaluation of your child. The end result can be that your child's ability to manage his of her own behavior and the results will not wear off like with stimulant medication.
Mother writing to: Additudemag.com
"Hello I'm new to the group and I need help! First I'm a single mother and my 7 year old son has ADHD combined type and has a learning disability. He was diagnosed when he was 4. He started medicationlast December with 18 mg that didn't work so he went to 27 mg that didn't work then he went to 36 mg and he was fine until he started not eating and losing weight. So his doctor took him back down to 27 mg and 5 mg of ritalin after lunch. With all of this he still is all over the place and its driving his teachers and I crazy. Yes he has a IEP and a behavioral plan inside his IEP. What am I to do?"