A number of alternative treatments are available for ADHD, including supplement options and behavioral approaches. Supplements such as Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc are considered effective in treating ADHD symptoms. Some believe that ginkgo biloba, panax ginseng, melatonin and pine bark may also be useful in treating the condition. Behavioral strategies exist to help calm the symptoms of an ADHD patient.
Some parents have concerns about using stimulant medications to treat ADHD in young children. Parents sometimes feel these medications have too many side effects, including concerns about dangerous effects to cardiac health and may be worried about the potential for these medications for being abuse. Also, there is a fair percentage of…