Complementary and alternative therapies for children and adolescents with ADHD

  title={Complementary and alternative therapies for children and adolescents with ADHD},
  author={Amanda Norell Bader and Andrew Adesman},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pediatrics},
Purpose of review To provide a comprehensive review of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Recent findings Many parents of children with ADHD are reluctant to pursue medication options and unable to access behavioral counseling. CAM therapies are often appealing to families and studies show that a large percentage of children with ADHD are treated with one or more CAM therapy. Most research… 

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