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A Safer Alternative to ADHD Drugs

Future naturopathic doctor Colleen Huber has written an interesting piece for her Web site (free text link below) that describes a unique and completely drug-free way to treat kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in addition to dietary means.

Instead of prescribing health-harming drugs like Ritalin or Adderall -- assuming the child being treated is old enough -- children may also benefit greatly from less structured learning programs, like Montessori school.

Given the already fast pace of a child's life, sending a boy or girl to a schoolroom to sit quietly at a desk listening to a teacher may sound great to an adult looking for an escape from technology, but not terribly realistic for the youngster.

Makes sense, considering one expert has found the symptoms of 80 percent of children tagged with the ADHD label vanish when kids can interact one-on-one with an adult and are free to select learning activities that interest them.

Naturopathyworks February 2006 Free Full Text Article

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