If you have realized this to be true, you are not alone: Current research indicates that available treatment choices for ADHD may not be the best. Medicating our children with various combinations of drugs may cause some unwanted side-effects and may not get to the root cause of the real issue with the children. Stimulants are the most frequent choice for many psychiatrists. However, they may only treat symptoms and do not target the real problems that need to be solved. Unfortunately, the longer term effects of these psycho-stimulants have not been determined and the subject is burdened with questions that remain unanswered and parents continue to wonder if they are doing the right thing for their child.
Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider an alternative path before providing your children with prescription only medications and perhaps consider more natural treatments for ADHD:
1. You may or may not know about the side effects caused by utilizing medically prescribed drugs for ADHD treatment include nervousness and anxiety, headaches, dizzy spells, abdominal pains, sleeplessness, a feeling of sickness and actual vomiting, manifestation of eating disorders, and even mental states that resemble true mental illnesses. Yet on the other side of the fence, homeopathic remedies might alleviate symptoms and not cause so many unwanted side effects, thereby preserving your child’s health.
2. Prescribed medications might be effective in reducing or eliminating the actual symptoms of ADHD. However, they might also suppress the natural development of your son’s personality. The prescription may be changing the way your child’s developing brain processes in such a way that natural curiosity and impulses, including creativity, may be stifled! Many famous people were able to get by without medication and found ways to cope with their own ADHD. You have probably heard of one or two such as Abraham Lincoln! It is likely that you cannot wait for your child to get better on his own, that is understandable. Perhaps a more natural approach will solve the behavioral problems without seriously altering your child’s brain chemistry.
3. Studies seem to indicate that those who took ADHD drugs as children may be prone to drug addictions later. Some ADHD meds are chemically very similar to methamphetamine! A more natural herbal remedy is not so likely to cause an addictive personality to emerge.
4. ADHD medication can be costly. Billions of dollars are spent annually for these drugs. This indeed feeds the profit margins of large pharmaceutical companies but may not be very helpful to your pocket book. ADHD natural remedies may be very useful without causing you to skimp on other areas of your budget as much as you might on prescription meds.
5. Another potential long-term side effect of prescription ADHD treatment is a vulnerability to depression and other psychological issues when children become adults. A more natural ADHD remedy is not very likely to have this effect on a person. We all want the best for our children. Therefore, caution, when it comes to the use of prescription medication to treat ADHD is warranted. Depression is not something that children should have to grow up to experience.
Next: Consider doing a little ADHD research of your own. In that investigation include more natural treatments so that you can see the pros and cons for yourself. If you can find your way to using a more natural approach, you may be able to avoid the far reaching side effects that many children have endured and continue to suffer with as adults. It is more humane and natural to use a natural approach to reduce symptoms such as hyper activity, strange behavior and concentration deficits because they are much less likely to put your child’s long term health in jeopardy.
Author: Scott Starsky writes about layman adhd research and how adhd natural remedies could be a better option for you and your child.
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