Lifestyle options a viable first line treatment for children with ADHD
Attention Hyperactivity Attention Disorder is increasingly being diagnosed in school age children, estimates say up to 3 to 10 percent are diagnosed. The medications used to treat this disorder have side effects and their use is controversial in some. This study, which was published in the January issue of the journal Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, concludes that alternative treatment and lifestyle options were being used by an increasing number of parents and doctors. Diet, exercise, stress management and sleep are some of the most important lifestyle factors which should be monitored and adjusted.
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