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Program Committee: Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Program Director;
Lenard Adler, MD, David Goodman, MD, Co-Chairs, APSARD Education Committee;
Jonathan Marx, MBA, Media and Marketing Director

Natural Remedies for ADHD

There are many, many natural remedies on the market which make big claims about improving or curing ADHD. However, scientific research shows without question that only specific remedies have an effect, and the effect size is much smaller than ADHD medication. ADHD medications are the first line for ADHD treatment, and supplements can be of incremental effect.

What Do We Know About the Relationship Between Omega-3 PUFAs and ADHD?

There has been much interest in omega-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) as treatments for ADHD. Humans are unable to synthesize omega-3 PUFA alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the omega-6 PUFA linoleic acid (LA), and must therefore obtain these through food, which is why they are known as essential fatty acids. Because cells in the brain need …

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Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Adults with ADHD

A Dutch study compared the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) combined with treatment as usual (TAU), with TAU-only as the control group. MBCT consisted of an eight-week group therapy consisting of mindfulness exercises (bodyscan, sitting meditation, mindful movement), psychoeducation about ADHD, and group exercises. TAU consisted of usual treatment in the Netherlands, including medications …

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Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy Effective for Older Adults with ADHD?

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Older Adults with ADHD?

Though there have been numerous studies of the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for ADHD symptoms in children, adolescents, and adults, few have examined efficacy among adults over 50. A new study begins to fill that void. Psychiatric researchers from the New York University School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Pfizer randomly assigned …

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