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ADD/ADHD Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Questions to ask an ADD / ADHD specialist

Consulting with an ADD/ADHD specialist or an experi­enced psychi­atrist can help you understand the pros and cons of medica­tion. Here are some questions to ask:

What ADD/ADHD treatments do you recommend?
Can my child's symptoms be managed without medica­tion?
What medica­tions do you recommend and what are the side effects?
How effective is medication for my child's ADD/ADHD?
How long will my child have to take medica­tion?
How will the decision be made to stop medica­tion?

Trea­tment For Attention Deficit Disorder

Exercise regularly. Exercising is one of the most effective ways to reduce the symptoms of ADD/ADHD.
Eat a healthy diet. Add more omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, iron, and magnesium to your diet.
Get plenty of sleep. Have a set bedtime and stick to it. Avoid caffeine later in the day.
Try therapy. Focus on managing stress and anger or contro­lling impulsive behaviors.
Positive attitude. A positive attitude is the best medicine for treating ADD/ADHD.