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Attention Deficit Disorder
Related Terms :
- Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
- Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
- Hyperkinetic Syndrome
Other Proposed Natural Treatments
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Black Tea
- Blue-Green Algae
- Combined Amino Acids (GABA)
- Combined Polysaccharides (Galactose)
- Essential Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)
- Food Allergen Avoidance and Other Dietary Changes
- N-acetylneuraminic Acid
- St. John's Wort
- Trace Minerals
Probably Not Effective Treatments
Proposed Natural Treatments
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 12/15/2015