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ADHD diagnoses in kids jumped by 1 million between 2003 and 2007, according to a new government report. Medication can help symptoms—but so, too, may eating organic produce, addressing food sensitivities, avoiding artificial food dyes and preservatives, and supplementing with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium, and calming with herbs and homeopathy.
Supplements, herbs, and homeopathy
Supplements can also be quite helpful. Omega-3 fatty acids helps with brain function and research suggests they may even reduce symptoms of learning disorders. Other good picks: antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, calcium and magnesium, probiotics, and zinc. Homeopathic and herbal calming remedies may also reduce symptoms.
Finally, targeted changes in routine around the house and at school can improve symptoms. For tips, read Strategies to Help Kids Focus at School.