While stimulants (combined with talk therapy) are often considered the best treatments for ADHD, the management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn’t confined within the walls of prescription medication. An exciting and burgeoning field of research points towards certain supplements and nutraceuticals that show potential in managing this common neurodevelopmental disorder. While the conversation around these alternatives is growing, it’s important to approach it with a clear-eyed understanding of the evidence.
Considering root causes and potential contributing factors can lead to a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of depression and anxiety.
These medications, commonly prescribed for nonpsychiatric conditions, have the potential to interact with antidepressants, masking or diluting their effectiveness. This highlights how interconnected our treatments can be.
The evidence shows that patients receiving 15 mg/day of LMF for 30 days exhibited significantly greater reduction in Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17) scores and higher response rates compared to the placebo group. Additionally, a 12-month open extension trial indicated that 60% of initial non-responders eventually achieved remission with no serious adverse events.