Treating ADHD can involve:
- Training for parents
- Strategies to change your child’s behavior
- Educational programs to help your child in school
The most common types of medication used to treat ADHD are called psychostimulants.
Many parents ask about alternative therapies (i.e. diet, vitamin supplements, fatty acids, herbs, antioxidants, homeopathy, biofeedback, hypnotherapy, etc.). Parents should be careful and well-informed before they try these treatments. Many can cause side effects, and some can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor before trying any alternative therapy for your child’s ADHD.