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Complementary and alternative therapies for children and adolescents with ADHD.
Curr Opin Pediatr 2012; 24(6):760-9CO

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW

To provide a comprehensive review of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

RECENT FINDINGS

Many parents of children with ADHD are reluctant to pursue medication options and unable to access behavioral counseling. CAM therapies are often appealing to families and studies show that a large percentage of children with ADHD are treated with one or more CAM therapy. Most research studies evaluating CAM therapies are methodologically flawed, and often times there are inconsistencies across either study design or results. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend any CAM therapies for ADHD, essential fatty acid supplementation is likely well tolerated and modestly effective.

SUMMARY

Most complementary and alternative treatments do not have adequate research to recommend their use in children with ADHD. Physicians should be aware of the many CAM treatment options and the research surrounding them in order to provide their patients with the most current and accurate information available.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23111680

Citation

Bader, Amanda, and Andrew Adesman. "Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Children and Adolescents With ADHD." Current Opinion in Pediatrics, vol. 24, no. 6, 2012, pp. 760-9.
Bader A, Adesman A. Complementary and alternative therapies for children and adolescents with ADHD. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012;24(6):760-9.
Bader, A., & Adesman, A. (2012). Complementary and alternative therapies for children and adolescents with ADHD. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 24(6), pp. 760-9. doi:10.1097/MOP.0b013e32835a1a5f.
Bader A, Adesman A. Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Children and Adolescents With ADHD. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012;24(6):760-9. PubMed PMID: 23111680.
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