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A variety of counseling and support options can be used as alternative treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Counseling services can help with interpersonal difficulties and also improve self-esteem and develop coping strategies. Support groups provide an opportunity to share and receive support from others who experience similar symptoms. Working to maintain good overall health by eating right, exercising, and getting regular and adequate sleep is also recommended.
Medication isn't the only treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In this video, psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, describes a few simple, non-medical ways to help keep ADHD under control.
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