Summer is a perfect time for kids to take a break from their ADHD meds. Some experts feel that taking a medication vacation when your child is heading off to summer camp can be problematic. This is because with psychotropic medications like ADHD drugs and antidepressants, symptoms can get worse when you stop the medication-even worse then they were when you first started the treatment.
However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you start working with a qualified and licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor experienced in treating ADHD without psychotropic medications, then you can start naturopathic treatment before taking your child off the medication, making the transition to a medication-free holiday a smooth one.
Some of the foundational natural medicines I use in practice when helping children get off of their prescription medications include:
- 1-2 capsules Similase Jr with each meal
- ½-1 scoop of ITI Greens Formula in juice or water. *Note- can mix with Coconut Milk Powder if desired to improve taste
- 1 scoop of Spectrum Awakening, three times daily, away from protein food. Can be mixed with juice or applesauce.
- 1-3 Attention Gels per day, with or without food
Learn more about ADHD and how to treat the underlying cause of this condition by clicking on the links below: