Treatment For ADHD

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Alternative Treatment for ADHD Is Alternative treatment for ADHD more effective than Pharmaceutical Treatment? There have been many different studies with the alternative treatments that do not have any evidence to support them and then there are some that do. This is a very controversial area in the healthcare field in which what type of treatment should be given for this disease in children and adults. There is no cure available for ADHD, only successful management. Some individuals seem to go into remission in adulthood but some carry the disease for a lifetime. With many alternative treatments being made available, some of them have not been FDA approved. In this case there can be very substantial side effects with the interaction of…show more content…
There are some possible side effects that can follow stimulant therapy but seem to be outweighed from the positive response. Weight loss seems to be a major factor due to the stimulant causing suppression of the appetite of said individuals. A child who has been diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and shows mild tics may experience more intense or frequent episodes. When first approached with this type of treatment, it generally takes some time and careful monitoring to determine the desired drug along with the correct dose per individual. Each individual’s body chemistry is different; these drugs are prescribed per kilogram of weight. But with the differences of people one drug that works for one may not be as effective for another. With the double-blind studies that have been administered for pharmaceutical treatment of ADHD, these have proven that this type of treatment is the most effective and has shown the most positive approach in treating this disease. A lot of physicians use this type of treatment along with alternative behavioral treatment to accomplish the best outcome (Arnold, L.E.…show more content…
2002). This was a federally funded act that was put into place to make schools and teachers help in determining and identifying the needs of children with ADHD. No child is to be deemed unable to participate in any school or classroom activity regardless of disability. With this in place physicians have used the teachers as one of the main identifiers of this disease in children. They see on a daily basis the struggles and behaviors of each child in their classroom and can correspond with the parents or physician as needed. They have developed a worksheet that must be filled out by a child’s teacher listing any kind of problem that is being faced. When a child is placed on a stimulant medication for treatment, the teacher kind better monitor that with being with the student on a daily basis. So if there is any adjustments that need to be made to better control the child it can be addressed in a more timely
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