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Posted by Ray on October 07, 2000 at 15:28:34:

In Reply to: Does everyone drug there kids w/ ADD? posted by all natural on October 05, 2000 at 13:38:07:

: Just wondering why everyone does medication for ADD? Is this the only the to do? I am seeing an
: environmental doctor and he said drugs is the last resort. So we are doing test (blood, urine, hair etc.)
: We found out my child had many food allergies and when I started eliminating them she is no longer
: hyper at all. Now we still have the problem with concentration but next he is going to have us try
: some supplements (that are healthy and no side effects). Just wondering why no one else does this?

ADD as a very complex disorder that most professionals try to simplify and treat with medications that give immediate results. I believe that a comprehensive treatment program that includes dietary analysis and supplmentation, individual counseling, support group and family counseling, and Neurofeedback therapy, should be used/tried before a child or adult is put on psycostimulants. The "quick fix" will most likely cause long term problems that may seem to be the "lesser of two evils". Doctors are only responding to our impatient nature of wanting a solution now. I have struggled with ADD for almost 40 years and only since three years ago have I known what my "problem" is. Finding the best way to change or avoid the innapropriate behavior will be a life long challenge for you and I wish you the best.

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