Complementary & Alternative Treatments for ADHD: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
About This Event
Parents of children with ADHD are often reluctant to consider medication as a first-line treatment approach despite the expansive body of research documenting not only that it is the single most effective treatment for this condition, but that it is also very safe and generally well-tolerated. Instead, for a multitude of reasons, parents will often prefer to pursue one or more novel treatment approaches whose efficacy is not well established. This presentation will provide an evidence-based review of each of the many different alternative approaches. This information is essential for clinicians if they are going to be able to effectively counsel families about which complementary and/or alternative approaches are worth considering and which should be dismissed when treating youth with ADHD.
- An overview of the two new FDA-approved non-pharmacologic approaches for the treatment of ADHD (i.e., EndeavorRx and Monarch eTNS)
- A critical review of the various dietary supplements being recommended for ADHD – including broad spectrum nutraceuticals, essential fatty acids, and saffron.
- An update on other “legacy” alternative treatments – including neurofeedback, working memory training, weighted vests, meditation, and mind-body activities.
About the Visiting Professor Lecture Series
The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. All events are open to the public. This year, all lectures will be hosted virtually over Zoom. In partnership with Northwell Health, continuing medical education (CME) credits for psychiatrists and continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are available to registered course participants.