Complementary and Other Interventions
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Alternative treatments are those that have not been assessed or evaluated for safety and efficacy using standard scientific methods. These include biofeedback, megavitamins and other nutritional supplements, dietary intervention and vision training.
There are many theories about other interventions that may be potentially helpful in the treatment of ADHD. Many interventions are termed "controversial" because published peer-reviewed evidence supporting its validity does not exist. CHADD's Professional Advisory Board considers which interventions are currently supported by science-based published evidence.
Other Web Sites:
Drug Information Portal
The National Library of Medicine offers this website providing quick access to quality information on drugs, supplements and herbal treatments.
FDA and Dietary Supplements
This provides an Overview of the FDA's regulation of dietary supplements, which is significantly different from its regulation of other food and drug products
FDA 101: Dietary Supplements
Part of the "FDA 101" series, this article describes how dietary supplements are regulated and offers safety tips for consumers
FDA & Vitamins
FDA fact sheet, "Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins"
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
As part of the National Institutes of Health, NCCAM supports rigorous research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), trains researchers in CAM, and disseminates information to the public and professionals on which CAM modalities work, which do not, and why.
Integrative Medicine Service's Herbs and Botanical Information
Based at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Integrative Medicine Service presents evidence-based information on herbs, botanicals, vitamins, and other supplements.
Operation Cure All
The Federal Trade Commission provides consumer information on how to recognize health fraud.