Here are some popular natural strategies to battle ADHD. I’ve seen the most success with exercise (right before a task requiring sustained attention), consistent routine, and a distraction-free environment. Everything else is not directly supported by the research but can be quite effective for any given child, which would include experimenting with supplements (under the guidance of pediatrician), dietary restrictions (removing red dye…), and of course proper nutrition is vital. Biofeedback is not robustly supported by the research but, again, can be effective for any given child.
About Dr. John Carosso
Dr. Carosso’s experience in the mental health field dates back to over twenty-five years in a number of capacities including as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and School Psychologist. He has worked in private, school-based, inpatient, residential, and in-home settings. His specialization is in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of children and teenagers and, in that regard, he has conducted literally tens of thousands of evaluations with children, and families, of all walks of life.