Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Treatment Options for ADHD > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Treatment Options for ADHD

Ritalin has been shown through the years to be very effective in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms. Although it has potential side-effects which many families would like to avoid, we have seen it help a lot of people. More recently, other interventions such as EEG biofeedback training have shown themselves to be very useful in treatment as well. A great deal of energy and money has also been invested into the development of non-prescription treatments for ADD ADHD.

Consumers must be aware that there are several alleged remedies for Attention Deficit Disorder which have never even attempted to clinically verify claims or quantify results. There are also many remedies which may be helpful to a small percentage of children or adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, but perhaps only 10% to 30% of those who try it.

For example, we have seen some children make remarkable changes by avoiding sodas, or certain foods, or certain chemicals. However, these cases are the exception, not the rule. It works for some, but not for most. The diet that we recommend is helpful in about 25% of the cases of those who try it. Again, the exception, not the rule, but good enough to give it a try. Compare this with the significant improvements from ATTEND at 70%, or EEG Biofeedback at 70% to 75%, or Stimulant Medication at 70% to 75%, and you will see the difference.

There are many products on the market today, many which are marketed with slick tapes or other emotional hype, making claims that are just not realistic. Remember, just because a product works for one child, or even some children, doesn't mean that it will work for all children, or even most children. The point is that nothing works for everyone. Attention Deficit Disorder is too broad of a spectrum of problems, behavior, and potential causes, to have any one treatment work for everyone. Any treatment that can top Ritalin's supposed 75% "response with improvement" rate can and will be "king of the hill" in treatment.

I predict that the new ATTEND product may come close to this rate, but it will take the continued use of the product for two to four months to get there. Ritalin's great advantage is that it works (or doesn't) within 20 minutes if the optimum dose is used.

The nutraceutical ATTEND is equal to, or better than, the use of pemoline (Cylert) in terms of performance of product and the length of time it takes before it really works well. In terms of being healthy, ATTEND is much healthier for a person than is pemoline. We recommend that you do not use Cylert as a treatment for ADHD. Physicians or parents interested in trying pemoline in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder should consider a clinical trial of ATTEND first.

Also, for those who are presently taking Ritalin or other stimulants, but wish that they really didn't have to, it might be appropriate to try the ATTEND in addition to the other medication for three or four months. Ask you doctor about it. Then evaluate how the child does without medications, or with a smaller dose of the medication (always consult your physician). We have seen many ATTEND consumers cut their doses of Ritalin by half or more and still maintain high levels of performance. We believe that the greatest impact from the ATTEND is after two to four months of use, but benefit will be apparent within one to two months. You can learn more about ATTEND, and how it compares to Ritalin, or to EEG Biofeedback training, at the ADHD Information Library.

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., is a family therapist who has been working with ADHD children and their families since 1986. He is the clinical director of the ADHD Information Library's family of seven web sites, including http://www.newideas.net, helping over 350,000 parents and teachers learn more about ADHD each year. Dr. Cowan also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of VAXA International of Tampa, FL., is President of the Board of Directors for KAXL 88.3 FM in central California, and is President of NewIdeas.net Incorporated.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Psychology Today (blog)

The Power of Yes in Parenting
Psychology Today (blog)
(2013) provided strong evidence that one's own tendency to manifest dark traits was significantly related to one's perceptions of having parents who were emotionally cold and non-supportive, suggesting that there is a link between parenting and the ...


The Mercury News

The internet schools Piers Morgan after he slams Bond for parenting
The Mercury News
By Deanna Paul | Washington Post. British television personality Piers Morgan lit up social media when he tweeted a photo of James Bond star Daniel Craig wearing his infant daughter in a baby carrier. It wasn't the photo itself that got people riled up.
There's nothing emasculating about parenting your own children, Piers MorganChicago Tribune
Piers Morgan mocks Daniel Craig for parenting and the Twittersphere isn't having itAdAge.com
Chris Evans Slams Piers Morgan for Shaming Daniel Craig's Parenting ChoicesE! Online
BuzzFeed -Heart -Stuff.co.nz -Twitter
all 470 news articles »

Good parenting starts with healthy parents
NewsOK.com
Parenting does not come naturally to everyone, but you can learn from others who've made the journey. Jaimie Sullivan is one of those persons. I met her years ago. She was an Oklahoma mom with three children, ages 9 to 19, and she authored a blog ...


Chicago Parent

5 can't-miss parenting podcasts
Chicago Parent
Unsure of how to handle tricky situations with your kids? Maybe you just need reassurance that you're not alone in this parenting gig. Podcasts are a helpful and convenient way to get advice, tips and information from both experts and other parents in ...

and more »

E! Online

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Practice Parenting Skills With Adorable Aussie Children
E! Online
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's welcoming committee was full of the cutest kids. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Royal Australian Air Force jet touched down in Dubbo, Australia to a warm welcome from children from nine schools in the area and the ...
Meghan Markle Practices Parenting Skills With 5-Year-Old Boy in Awe of Prince Harry's BeardEntertainment Tonight
Prince Harry Letting This Child Tug On His Beard Is Major Parenting Skills GoalsELLE.com
Royal Parenting Tips Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Learned from Kate Middleton and Prince WilliamThe Cheat Sheet
9Honey
all 10,155 news articles »

ScritchSpot: A New App That Makes Pet Parenting Easier, Even More Fun
PR Newswire (press release)
ScritchSpot combines everything you need to make pet parenting easy and fun in one online destination. Pet parents can visit the website or download the app to find the perfect pet to adopt, learn about dog training and cat behavior, post pet photos ...

and more »

PARENTING: What authenticity is not
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Helping our kids learn to become self-aware, discover their interests, develop a sense of identity and then ultimately live authentically are noble goals but, in the quest for authenticity, we are wise to understand what it is not. Authenticity is not ...


Letter: Proper parenting lies beyond number of days
The Columbus Dispatch
I respond to the Sept. 26 op-ed column “Ohio family courts compound damage of divorce,” by Donald C. Hubin, chair of Ohio National Parents Organization. Domestic-relations courts in Ohio are required to have a “standard” parenting time order for ...


BP News

Beth Moore: Parenting goal focused on Jesus
BP News
GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Beth Moore's primary parenting goal was for her daughters to know Jesus is everything, the popular Bible teacher told the audience at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2018 national conference.


PEOPLE.com

Kristen Bell Shares Her Most Helpful Parenting Tip (You Only Need One Finger to Implement It!)
PEOPLE.com
The Good Place actress, 38, recently opened up about the biggest parenting tip she received in her early days of motherhood, revealing that she has implemented the “one-finger rule” in her household. “My toddler is incredibly destructive and wants to ...
Kristen Bell's Parenting Tip For Curious Toddlers Is A Simple & Genius Game-ChangerRomper

all 3 news articles »
Google News

Social Engineering via Robotic Toddlers

Is there a way to build a robot to help... Read More

How Often Does Child Sexual Abuse Get Reported?

Not nearly as often as it should. Most child abuse... Read More

Authoritarian Parenting, Permissive Parenting, or Loving Parenting

Angie was brought up by rigid, authoritarian parents who kept... Read More

Theres Never a Bad Time To Start Helping To Spread The Word of God

Q. What's the right age to start giving a Bible... Read More

Financially Stable Kids ? Prepared for College

We are all familiar with the stories that most students... Read More

Toxic Chemicals, Are Your Children Being Exposed?

You do what you can to keep your little ones... Read More

Five Ways To Build Super-Strong Relationships With Your Children

One of the questions I ask in parenting presentations is... Read More

Income that PAYS Your Child Support WITHOUT Increasing Your Child Support

Child support is defined as that part of your income... Read More

Organizing a Car Wash Fundraiser

The key to a successful car wash fundraiser event is... Read More

More than Mom and Dad

Love, love, love. It makes the world go round. It... Read More

Are Your Kids Driving You Crazy? How Character Building Charts Keep You Sane

Who lives in your house? Are they driving you "crazy?"... Read More

Parenting Secrets Revealed

So your little Susie wants to join a competitive gymnastic... Read More

Top Five Ways To Stay In Touch With Your Child

Once your little boy/girl goes off to school, you may... Read More

Diet Sodas And How They Can Affect Kids

Many of us have grown up drinking caffeinated diet sodas... Read More

When Time Out Dont Work

Joey steps away from his time out chair "I won't... Read More

Hold a Childs Birthday Party for Charity

As a parent, you probably know that the birthday party... Read More

Back to School Success: The Parents Job and the Students Job

Q. With another school year starting, we are not sure... Read More

Teach Your Children - Without Them Knowing They Are Learning!

The great thing about children is they absorb knowledge like... Read More

What a Parent Must Do to Stop Online Predators

Teens can freely access the Internet from computers at school,... Read More

Teach Your Child About Money

What are we teaching our children about money? Hopefully something!I... Read More

5 Tips for Improving Communication With Your Teenager

Parents are always looking for ways to open up the... Read More

The Recipe For The Making Of A Self-Assured Child: One Part Communication, Two Parts Love

Each child carries a unique picture of the self, shaped... Read More

Childrens Safety in Public Places - 10 Useful Tips

My kids ask me all the time to take them... Read More

Dads, Handle your Kids Mistakes

One of the most difficult parts of being a father... Read More

Will My Doubts and Fears Affect My Child?

"Will my doubts and fears affect my child?" This father... Read More