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mahsah
mahsah asks:
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can adhd be cured?

In Topics: ADHD & attention issues
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Oct 22, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Dear Mahsah:

ADHD is usually a life long condition of learning and cannot be cured.  However, remember that many men (women are rarely diagnosed with ADHD) are able to finish school, find great jobs, and have successful lives.  ADHD simply means a person may be inattentive or not have developed the skills of patience, showing up on time, participating and planning schedules without being overwhelmed. People with ADHD may also have con current conditions such as hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.

Do not be fooled by chiropractic, holistic methods, diets etc.  They have been proven useless time and time again are often expensive and will divert you and your pediatrician/school from proper diagnosis and treatment.

Best wishes.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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kellysfinn
kellysfinn , Parent writes:
Hi there,

That's a question that's best suited for a medical doctor or psychologist, however I do know there are many treatment and support options for children in and out of the classroom.  I suggest visiting our resources on ADHD treatment to learn more. As it explains:

The treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) no longer relies solely on medication. There are other alternative approaches to treating ADHD including diets and supplements. Chiropractic and acupressure are good therapies for ADHD. Cranial Osteopathy, the hands-on practice of subtle movements to the skull to stimulate circulation and move blood through the body is also effective in treating ADHD.

Best,
Kelly

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BOO_DOTTIE
BOO_DOTTIE writes:
Try color therapy, its not a cure but helps.
> 60 days ago

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Katama
Katama writes:
Boo-Dottie,
Is your answer a joke? And if not what does your answer mean?
Please respond
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liefje8
liefje8 writes:
Adhd can be cured through a correct and strict diet. I would suggest going to a nutrishonist and doing some physical activity. =)
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