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NCCIH Clinical Digest

The NCCIH Clinical Digest is a monthly e-newsletter that summarizes the state of the science on complementary and integrative health practices for a health condition (diabetes, cancer, sleep disorders, etc.)—clinical guidelines, literature searches, continuing medical education, and information for patients.

In each issue, you’ll find evidence-based information for several complementary health practices used for the highlighted condition.

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ADHD and Complementary Health Approaches

April 2019
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According to a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, 6.1 million children (aged 2-17) living in the United States had been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although stimulant medications have been shown to be helpful for many children with ADHD, many adults and children use complementary health approaches such as omega-3 fatty acids, melatonin, herbs and other dietary supplements, special diets, neurofeedback, and several mind and body practices, including acupuncture and meditation to control ADHD symptoms.

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