ADHD: Treating Your Child Without Medication
ADHD is a neurobehavioral development disorder that affects both children and adults. In the U.S. alone, there are approximately 13 million people who suffer from what we commonly call ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). ADHD is also prevalent among African-Americans and can have devastating effects long-term. For various reasons, we are often reluctant to accept certain mental health conditions as being a part of our community, and we may naturally reject any form of treatment available, especially medication.
Sure, there have been cases of misdiagnoses within our school systems, especially. However, if your child is experiencing symptoms related to ADHD, it is critical to seek out a licensed health care provider that can test for a potential diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.