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Possible Options for treating ADD/ADHD

If your child has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, you've likely been given a prescription for something like Aderall. But The Optometrists Network offers some suggestions that don't include prescription medication.
"Physicians often recommend that ADHD... be treated asymptomatically with stimulant medication, special education, and counseling. Although these approaches sometimes yield positive benefits, they may mask the problems rather than get to their underlying causes... A sensible, multi-disciplinary, developmental approach treats underlying causes rather than the symptoms which are secondary."
Suggested treatments include vision therapy, occupational therapy, and treatment of allergies. There is no guarantee with these treatments, and the web site recommends that you consult with a behavioral optometrist and an allergist, among others.

Posted By: Lori S