Healthy Habits and ADHD: Food for Thought

Brain Food: 11 ADHD Diet, Nutrition, and Supplement Rules

An unfortunate schism has existed in the world of AD/HD for many years. “Mainstream” medical researchers, more familiar with the arsenal of pharmaceuticals available to treat AD/HD, have tended to ignore or discount “alternative” approaches. Meanwhile, the “alternative” crowd has demonized the use of stimulant medication, grossly exaggerating or distorting the facts.

In the controversial world of AD/HD, people declare themselves to be in the “medication camp” or the “anti-medication camp.” For many years, individuals have asked about dietary approaches or nutritional supplements that could “treat” AD/HD in place of stimulant medication. Such a question is born of this false dichotomy – an either/or presumption. Rather than asking “What can I take instead of stimulant medication?” a better question is, “What are all the steps I can take to enhance my cognitive and emotional functioning?”

Medication remains the most powerful and proven way to reduce AD/HD symptoms, however not all …

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ADHD, Medication and Pregnancy: Questions and Answers


Dear Dr Quinn,
For the past 2 years I have been taking 20 mg of Adderall daily for adult ADD and seem to have been doing fine. It helps me control outbursts of anger and aided primarily in anxiety management. Recently, however, I learned that I am pregnant so I stopped taking the Adderall altogether. However, I find that my temper seems to flare up and the anxiety and depression have been over-whelming at times.

While I am under the impression that a class “C” drug is not advisable to take during the first trimester, I find that taking just 10mg every 3rd day seems to make coping much easier. Is taking Adderall during pregnancy totally forbidden? What has been the experience and or clinical test results been of others taking this medication before and or during pregnancy? Can you direct me to more details regarding my issue?

Thank …

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