Thursday, February 5, 2015

ADHD is Often Missed in Adults

A 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.


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