Herbal Information For You
ADHD medication has advanced in recent
years. Of all ADHD drugs stimulant medication is the most commonly
prescribed. The common ones are Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine and Cylert.
Stimulants work by correcting a biochemical condition in the brain that
disrupts attention and impulse control.
For someone with the signs of ADHD
stimulant treatment can be dramatic. Attention spans improve and activity
levels can decline to within normal limits and impulsivity can be
substantially reduced. Social difficulties also show improvement. Quantity
and quality of work can also improve.
Stimulant ADHD drugs can have adverse
side effects in some cases. These can include: headaches, stomach aches,
sleep difficulties, appetite reduction, drowsiness, irritability and
nervousness. In rare cases they can cause hallucinations and bizarre
behavior. Most people and children experience few side effects.
For those suffering with ADHD disorder
there are several natural alternative options such as herbal treatments
and homeopathic treatments. The ADHD diet is also popular and in many
cases very effective. This diet eliminates food additives and sugars. It
replaces them with organic foods and herbs like Stevia, a sugar
Bio feedback is another natural
alternative treatment which has shown success.
Some herbs have been shown to be effective in the treatment of ADHD. Ginkgo, Gotu Kola, Satint John's Wort, Skullcap and Stevia are all used with some success.
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