presentation at the European College of Neuropsychopharmocology showed that
15.8% of nonpsychotic outpatients had adult ADHD that had not been previously
diagnosed.Medication can be helpful,
but Dr. Johannes Thome, chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry at the the University
of Rostock in Germany stressed that “pills don’t give you skills.”He emphasized that psychological therapies
are important as well.Those of us in
Integrative Medicine would also look for yeast imbalance, food allergies, B12
responders, toxic metals, low dose naltrexone, homeopathics, and other
treatment options that have been successful in children with ADHD.
See the report of the ECNP congress in Family Practice News,
Nov. 15, 2014, p. 10.