What are the alternative treatments for ADHD in a preschooler?

My four year old son was just diagnosed with ADHD (more hyperactivity than attention). My husband and I will choose the medication route only as a last resort after all other methods of treatment have been exhausted. I’ve heard about cutting sugar and processed foods out of the diet and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids (flax seed and fish oil), but is there anything else out there that is safe enough to try?

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How common is it for people with autism to gobble their food and eat very fast?

My brother has autism. He always take huge bites and eats like he is in a race. It causes him to choke sometimes; like when he tried to eat a hard-boiled egg all at once. Is this common with autism?

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Is ADHD and Anxiety considered a mental illness for legal purposes?

I was considering applying for a concealed weapons permit.

"The applicant does not have a diagnosed mental illness at the time the application is made regardless of whether he or she is receiving treatment."

I was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety two years ago by a psychiatrist. I stopped going to the psychiatrist after realizing my concentration problems were due to anxiety. I no longer have anxiety problems.

Is anxiety disorder a mental illness? Will these two diagnoses hold me back in life?

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What are some reasons as to why autism should not be ignored in schools?

Im doing a persuasive speech on autism for my AVID class that’s due tomorrow. I have two reasons down already. One of them is bullying, and the other one is tantrums since they are known to do that. Are there any other reasons as to why Autism shouldnt be ignored in schools?

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How many of you have a female child with ADHD?

We have a nine year old daughter that is severely ADHD. She is on two kinds of medicine- morning and evening. She started her meds a few weeks ago. What are some of the ways you deal with the problems that happen with an ADHD child? Temper tamtrums, not listening, just plain moody sometimes. Since she started taking her medicine, she really has gotten better. We still have our problems though. She goes back in a few weeks for reevaluation. My husband and I are looking for a few tips to make things a little easier. We have two other children in the house as well-3 years and 10 months. Thanks for your answers.

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Your standing in the middle of a sand storm. The winds are over 700mph, don’t worry your safe from it in a protective bubble sand at that speed with rip you apart. As you look out into the darkness of the sand storm you are shocked to see it’s not sand at all flying all over… You see that your not protected at all, those little things speeding all over are every possible thought, emotion, experience, and more… Down to the smallest detials going back to your birth… You recall as far back as 2 maybe 1 year old… Some memories are from even before that… You have ADHD of a form that keeps ALL information in this very random and hard to grasp and follow storm of mental chaos. You can try to get out of the storm, but it will just follow you. It will be 9000 miles wide, as well as tall, and deep… Incase you think underground offers a way out. It’s inside of your head… It’s apart of who I am as a person. I was born this way. So for me to be random, and not connected to the rest of the world was totally perfect for me. Trying to form a single thought, follow a conversation, and or otherwise trying to be “NORMAL” is impossible for me. Well for 35 years it was IMPOSSIBLE. And, just as hard to imagine how someone functions with this. I wonder that myself. How is it I’m where I am today? Dumb luck really. Well once I learned what it was I was dealing with. I read all about the many forms of it, until I discovered what type/style my form of ADHD was. Not that we have a

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How do ADHD medications affect those without ADHD?

Since children who have ADHD are supposed to take certain medication in order to help them concentrate as well as improve in school, how would taking these drugs affect the brain of someone who does not have ADHD? For example, many students who are in college or university take ADHD in order to be able to focus better, stay up longer, etc … What would the long-term and short-term effects be of taking these drugs?
Sorry I meant to say that the university and college students illegally take ADHD medications.

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