The Effects of Dietary Modification on ADHD: A Concise Review

Inconsistent findings on food colorings and positive findings on highly restrictive diets Many studies have investigated the effects of changes in diet on symptoms of ADHD. Research findings support that artificial food colorings do not contribute to ADHD however excluding … Continue reading

Non-medication Therapies are Widely Used to Treat ADHD but Research Findings are Inconsistent

Many individuals diagnosed with ADHD use CAM therapies Many individuals diagnosed with ADHD use alternative therapies alone or together with stimulants or other prescription medications. Growing concerns about inappropriate prescribing or over-prescribing by physicians of stimulant medications and incomplete understanding … Continue reading

Medications Used to Treat ADHD: A Review

Pharmacologic treatments of ADHD My previous post summarized the epidemiology, causes of ADHD. In this blog post, I review the efficacy and adverse effects of conventional pharmacologic treatments of ADHD. Subsequent posts will discuss the evidence for non-pharmacologic treatment strategies … Continue reading

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Concise Review

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Epidemiology, Causes and Diagnosis This is the first in a series of blog posts on ADHD. In it I concisely review the epidemiology, causes and diagnosis of this condition. Future blog posts will review the effectiveness and … Continue reading

Omega-3s in Mental Health Care: Part 2

Part 1 reviewed the evidence for omega-3 supplementation in the treatment of depressed mood. This post concisely reviews the evidence for omega-3s in treating schizopohrenia, dementia, ADHD, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. Omega-3s for symptoms of schizophrenia and other psychotic … Continue reading

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: integrative approaches

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has enormous psychological and social consequences Approximately one third of the world’s population experiences chronic symptoms of inattention, distractibility, impulsivity or hyperactivity that meet requirements for a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD is the most … Continue reading