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Old 07-23-05, 07:56 PM
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Hollistic ADHD remedies?

I've been researching hollistic ADHD remedies and have found 2 that look promising ...

DMAE - up to 1982 was prescribed for ADHD symptoms. The company took it off the market after the FDA demanded more documentation. There are two double blind studies done in the 1970's that showed significant improved in test scores. It is no longer available via prescription but can be purchased at health stores as a food supplement. DMAE is usually one of the ingredients in hollistic ADHD formulas.

Tyrosine - the studies done have shown short lived improvement - about a month. I have read that its efficacy can be longer when in combination with other naturally occuring substances such as GTF chromium, C, B5 and manganese.

If you have any info or experience with the above please post.

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Bob

PS I'm in my seventh month of Ritalin therapy. Lately I've notice some loss of libido and very small involuntary movements mostly in my fingers and thumbs - nothing I can't live with but it probably will get worse. Ritalin continues to work well controlling my ADHD "inattentive" type symptoms.

PSS Or should I go with Adderral xr - the shrink wants me to "up" to it.
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Hi Bob
Don't forget to check out neurofeedback (a good intro article can be found here http://www.addresources.org/article_...cy_rabiner.php).

It is possible to retrain the brain to help overcome or minimise adhd symptoms. I've used similar techniques with success.

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Pru,

Thanks. I checked it out. My HMO recently paid for a ADHD eval which surprised me. I doubt they'll pay for neuro-feedback. I will check but even if it is covered I'll have to wait until next year. I am rapidly approaching my policy limits.

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Tyrosine - the studies done have shown short lived improvement - about a month. I have read that its efficacy can be longer when in combination with other naturally occuring substances such as GTF chromium, C, B5 and manganese.
FYI, with L-Tyrosine, you should be taking some sort of multi-vitamin with it anyway. I believe it takes vitamin B6, folic acid, and copper to process L-Tyrosine into neurotransitters (dopamine, norepinephrine, etc.)
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