Actas Esp Psiquiatr 2017 Sep 1;45(Supplement):48-64. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
Centro de Salud Panaderas. Fuenlabrada. España.
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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 2013 Jul 17;22(3):381-402, v. Epub 2013 May 17.
Nisonger Center, Ohio State University, McCampbell 395E, 1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
Dozens of complementary and alternative treatments have been advocated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Some verge into standard treatment of specific cases. Most do not have conclusive evidence of effectiveness or safety for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but some have enough evidence and are safe, easy, cheap, and sensible enough that individual patient trials can be justified. Read More
Adolesc Med State Art Rev 2008 Aug;19(2):313-26, xi
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 3901 Beaubien Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48301, USA.
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased both by parents and health care providers. Despite scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of stimulants in the treatment of ADHD, the use of stimulants has received negative publicity and, for many parents, is worrisome. Concerns regarding adverse effects and the prospect of long-term use of pharmacologic treatments make many parents uncomfortable thus they seek "alternative treatments. Read More
Bol Asoc Med P R 2010 Oct-Dec;102(4):31-42
Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Center for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research on Children with Attention and Learning Differences, PO Box 365067 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Attention deficit - hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood and comprises a range of behavioral problems, including inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. ADHD has been investigated extensively during the last 30 years. At this point most researchers agree that ADHD is a problem of complex etiology that needs to be investigated as a function of complex interactions. Read More
Pediatr Clin North Am 2007 Dec;54(6):983-1006; xii
School of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98021, USA.
Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies are commonly used by parents for their children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorders. The use of these therapies is well documented, yet the evidence of the safety and efficacy of these treatments in children is limited. This article describes the current evidence-based CAM therapies for ADHD and autism, focusing on nutritional interventions; natural health products, including essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other health supplements; biofeedback; and reducing environmental toxins. Read More