Cure ADHD Behavior without using Drugs

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Cure ADHD Behavior without using Drugs

ADHD behavior can be cured or treated without using drugs or medications for ADHD or behavioral problems.

Avoiding medications for treating ADHD and other behavior disorders now seems to be a hot topic on both parent’s and other healthcare professional’s minds.

Why you ask? I believe it’s because so much research is now available showing ADHD behavior can actually be caused by so many things that clearly are not ADHD. In addition, most of us have now heard the recent news of statistics that show as many as 1 in 5 US children will be diagnosed as ADHD by the end of this year.

If one in five children in the US is diagnosed as ADHD, nearly 14 million kids will be treated with either ADHD drugs or behavioral therapy by the end of this year. Of those, we expect between 5 and 7 million will have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

That’s scary and in fact is scaring so many parents of children treated with medications for ADHD that they are now asking questions – questions they never asked before. Yes, with more and better information available, parents like yourself; are indeed thinking outside of that deep dark ADHD drug box.

Parents are now worried their son or daughter might have been misdiagnosed as ADHD and may really be the victim of mislabeling and inappropriate drug treatment.

Recently, on Your Carolina with Jack and Kimberly, I invited viewers to suggest topics for my next book on Curing ADHD without Drugs. I shared a case of ADHD misdiagnosis involving a 13 year-old with gluten sensitivity with Jack’s and Kim’s audience and apparently many parents had suspected the same of their ADHD child.

The 13 year-old to whom I refer had been on three separate ADHD drugs without improvement over a four year period.  Once the diagnosis of gluten intolerance was confirmed and his diet changed, his ADHD behavior went away within a month.  

Boy was I surprised at the emails I’d receive over the next three days.  Many who responded had stories of children, teens, and adults-all diagnosed as ADHD-who really were suffering from some other medical problem mimicking the ADHD. One grandmother told of how successfully treating her granddaughter’s depression over a parent divorce, brought about a cure of her ADHD behavior.

Thankfully, most of their loved one’s stories ended happily as the offending chemical, social disorder or medical problem causing their ADHD behavior was finally figured-out and eliminated.

I’d love to have suggestions from you as well. Hopefully, the book will be ready for publishing (it’s about 50% done now) by late September and you can help me help others by including stories of your loved one’s struggles with ADHD.

Once again, I’d like to remind everyone:

It is just as important to make an accurate diagnosis and treat ADHD as it is to accurately assess the child with a behavior problem and avoid overdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of ADHD. Both scenarios can cause a child or teen to fail in life.

Before we close, I’d to remind you that the most common sign that a child’s behavior is not ADHD and they might have been misdiagnosed is:

The suspected ADHD child’s behavior doesn’t get better or actually worsens when treated with appropriate doses of medications for ADHD.

Frank Barnhill, MD

 

Here’s a link to my interview with Jack and Kimberly.

 

http://www.yourcarolina.tv/ycvideo/entry/diet_and_adhd

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