Holistic therapy of ADHD focuses on non-medicinal treatments for the condition and may work along with or even in place of treatments offered by traditional medicine. Of course, a health practitioner needs to fully examine and assess to determine the best course of treatment. As ADHD medications like Adderall and Wellbutrin can cause side effects like mood swings, sleep problems, or loss of appetite, many parents seek out alternative therapies.
According to the Mayo Clinic, actions like avoiding food preservatives and colorings and avoiding potential food-based allergens can help improve some of the symptoms in children with ADHD. Activities such as EEG biofeedback, spending time outside in nature, or practicing tai chi or yoga may also help as complementary therapies.
In severe cases, behavioral therapy can help find solutions to problematic behaviors. And parental therapy can help equip parents with skills and support to help their child succeed.