Home Remedies

Discover more about home remedies and ADHD to control ADHD symptoms, including alternative therapies. Learn all about diet and ADHD, how to curtail stress and anxiety, and some helpful tips for parenting a child with ADHD.

Home Remedies

Alternative Treatments

Find out which alternative treatments for ADHD really work — and which ones don’t work at all.

Vitamins and Supplements

Looking for natural remedies for ADHD? Learn which vitamins and supplements improve ADHD symptoms — and which don’t.

Diet

ADHD Diets

Discover which foods and natural dietary supplements can help those with ADHD to feel their best.

Well-Being

Anxiety, Stress, and ADHD

Not only do ADHD symptoms cause stress, but some ADHD medications may also increase feelings of anxiety. Learn what you can do to better cope with anxiety and stress.

Parenting a Child with ADHD

Learn how rules, routines, and consistent discipline at home can help the ADHD child become more organized and self-disciplined.

In the Classroom: Tips for Parents

Having a hard time getting your ADHD child ready for school?  Discover some simple parenting tips to minimize chaos on school days.

Marriage and Romantic Relationships

Learn how ADHD can negatively affect a marriage or romantic relationship. Discover positive strategies that can ease ADHD-related relationship issues.

In the Workplace

ADHD can make it difficult to keep a job. Learn ways to cope, including the importance of ADHD treatment to help maintain focus and productivity.

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Treatment & Care

Treatment

Learn about the latest ADHD treatments, including medication, behavioral therapies, and lifestyle changes.

Finding the most effective ADHD medication is crucial to managing symptoms. Learn about the different types of ADHD medication.

Discover how behavioral treatment can help those with ADHD increase positive coping skills and change negative behaviors.

Find out the latest on stimulant drugs for ADHD, including how these medications work and common side effects.

Discover how nonstimulant medications control ADHD symptoms and possible side effects to watch out for.

Worried about medication side effects? Learn how to reduce these side effects with our list of helpful tips.

Learn how an ADHD clinical trial may provide groundbreaking treatment and find out how to become a participant.

Diagnosis & Tests

Making an ADHD diagnosis is not easy. Learn how your doctor examines your symptoms and learn about tests used to make sure you don’t have another condition.

Diagnosis

Learn how your doctor examines your signs and symptoms to determine if you have ADHD.

Some children and adults with ADHD also have bipolar disorder. Learn how to tell the difference.

Find out more about sleep disorders with ADHD and how some ADHD medications can affect sleep.

Discover how doctors, psychologists, and other professionals work together to treat ADHD.

Tests

Learn how a doctor makes an ADHD diagnosis and find out about tests that may be necessary to rule out more serious health problems.

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Symptoms & Types

Learn all about ADHD symptoms in both kids and adults. Find out about the different types of ADHD and specific warnings signs of when to call a doctor about ADHD.

Symptoms

Discover the symptoms of ADHD/ADD and how they can change over time, depending on the person’s age.

WebMD’s ADHD Health Check can help you determine if you or a loved one might have ADHD or if your ADHD symptoms are well controlled.

Types

Learn about the different types of ADHD and how one researcher is using brain scans to categorize ADHD.

Warning Signs

Learn some important rules on when to call the doctor for ADHD symptoms and behaviors.

Discover the link between ADHD and substance abuse and why alcohol and drug problems may be more common in teens and adults with ADHD.

Overview & Facts

Does your child have ADHD? Maybe you or another adult family member suffers from ADHD. Learn about ADHD causes, the genetic link, and if ADHD can be prevented.

ADHD Facts

Discover all about this common behavioral disorder that affects millions of children and adults.

Find out what to look out for and when to talk with your doctor if a child has ADHD symptoms.

Discover the symptoms of ADHD in teens. Learn how ADHD is diagnosed and treated in teenagers.

Many adults with ADHD are undiagnosed. Learn how untreated ADHD can impact careers and relationships.

Children with ADHD may also have learning disabilities, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or depression. Learn more about how these conditions are diagnosed.

Causes

Learn what role genetics, the environment, and watching TV play in causing ADHD.

Can food dye cause ADHD? Is sugar linked to hyperactivity? Get the truth about food dye and ADHD.

Prevention

From diet to behavior management, learn about possible strategies to prevent ADHD.

How to Cure ADHD Naturally

As a parent of 5 children I can assure every single one of you that ADHD is not a mere genetic disorder. It absolutely deals with the environment, diet, and discipline of a child. 

Unfortunately, unknowing parents often turn to drugs such as Ritalin to psychotropically sustain their child rather than making simple natural changes to cure their child’s ADHD.

I’m hoping in this article that I can help any parent with a child suffering from ADHD to naturally heal and cure their child without any drugs.

  • When I see children loaded with preservative laden pre-packaged foods filled with salts, sugars, and MSG’s it makes me cringe. It makes me cringe worse when the child is fed a constant stream of sugar from soft drinks, kool-aid, sugary cake snacks, and candy.The first step is to throw out anything that says “just add water & sugar”. This would include things like boxed macaroni and cheese dinners. Any processed foods and foods with MSG’s (monosodiumglutimate). Get rid of it all.Good snacks are fruits. Apples, bananas, oranges.Good meals are made at home. Nothing heat and serve. Things made from scratch are the best. This is where a parent/caretaker must have more discipline. Cooking is difficult but WELL WORTH THE EFFORT. It will taste better, be more wholesome, is cheaper, and most importantly, you know what your child is eating!
  • Limit the television and video games. Stick to it! I think 30 minutes a day sounds very reasonable. Do NOT allow televisions, computers, or video games to baby sit your children. Buy them a good football, bicycle etc. Children need to get their energy out and build muscle for development!
  • Do not allow your child to scream or be wild in the house. Meet ALL wild behaviour with disciple. Make them stand in the corner. Only in will full defiance would I suggest spanking. (Such as you tell them to stand in the corner and they shout “NO!” to you). Always make them mind and be very consistent with discipline. They will love you for it as well, as you will give them boundaries as a person. This is part of parenting that is one of the hardest things you have to do.
  • Setup specific routine schedules at home.

    For instance
    Get Home from school.
    Chores.
    Play time until 5:30
    Home Work 5:30
    Dinner 6:30
    Bath/Shower after dinner.
    Read or some other calming activity.
    Bedtime ? 9:30

    Children need schedules so that they will not run wild. They need structure in their lives at home, and they must know their boundaries. Using schedules and discipline are some of the most loving things a parent can do for their child. It helps shape & mold them for the world.

    By using these techniques, I’ve seen many people (that I personally know) cure their child’s ADHD. One little girl was about to go on Ritalin, the mother took this advice and within two weeks she was a calm happy child.

    I hope this works for you!


  • Find out what represents ADHD

    Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, although many studies suggest that genes play a large role. Like many other illnesses, ADHD probably results from a combination of factors. In addition to genetics, researchers are looking at possible environmental factors, and are studying how brain injuries, nutrition, and the social environment might contribute to ADHD.

    Genes. Inherited from our parents, genes are the “blueprints” for who we are. Results from several international studies of twins show that ADHD often runs in families. Researchers are looking at several genes that may make people more likely to develop the disorder.2,3 Knowing the genes involved may one day help researchers prevent the disorder before symptoms develop. Learning about specific genes could also lead to better treatments.

    Children with ADHD who carry a particular version of a certain gene have thinner brain tissue in the areas of the brain associated with attention. This NIMH research showed that the difference was not permanent, however, and as children with this gene grew up, the brain developed to a normal level of thickness. Their ADHD symptoms also improved.4

    Environmental factors. Studies suggest a potential link between cigarette smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy and ADHD in children.5,6 In addition, preschoolers who are exposed to high levels of lead, which can sometimes be found in plumbing fixtures or paint in old buildings, may have a higher risk of developing ADHD.7

    Brain injuries. Children who have suffered a brain injury may show some behaviors similar to those of ADHD. However, only a small percentage of children with ADHD have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

    Sugar. The idea that refined sugar causes ADHD or makes symptoms worse is popular, but more research discounts this theory than supports it. In one study, researchers gave children foods containing either sugar or a sugar substitute every other day. The children who received sugar showed no different behavior or learning capabilities than those who received the sugar substitute.8Another study in which children were given higher than average amounts of sugar or sugar substitutes showed similar results.9

    In another study, children who were considered sugar-sensitive by their mothers were given the sugar substitute aspartame, also known as Nutrasweet. Although all the children got aspartame, half their mothers were told their children were given sugar, and the other half were told their children were given aspartame. The mothers who thought their children had gotten sugar rated them as more hyperactive than the other children and were more critical of their behavior, compared to mothers who thought their children received aspartame.10

    Food additives. Recent British research indicates a possible link between consumption of certain food additives like artificial colors or preservatives, and an increase in activity.11 Research is under way to confirm the findings and to learn more about how food additives may affect hyperactivity.