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Last Update Date: 19 December 2017

While ADHD in children or adults and ADHD symptoms can be started during the infancy period, it is mostly observed during school age.

The reason is that ADHD in children causes learning disabilities. We had already mentioned about ADHD in children and ADHD symptoms in children in our previous article. Now we are going to share the process of ADHD treatment instead of attention problems and ADHD symptoms.

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  1. ADHD treatment with medication
  2. Medications used in treatment of attention problems and their side effects (ADHD medications, their positive and negative effects, what are the medications for ADHD? etc.)
  3. ADHD treatment without medications


Medications used for ADHD treatment are synthetic stimulators that affect the central nervous system. The treatment process, ADHD medication may be needed to be taken by the patient for about one year or more years. Medications for ADHD are not only for children but also can be prescribed for adults as well.

List of Medications Used in the Treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder)

  • Ritalin
  • Concerta
  • Adderal
  • Clonidine
  • Pemoline
  • Carbamazepine
  • Antidepressant drugs

Medications listed above are some of the drugs used in the treatment of ADHD. Ritalin and Concerta are commonly used for treatment of ADHD in children (prescribed by doctors). One of the important reasons for Ritalin and Concerta are preferred is that they are specifically ADHD medications and effective on attention functions. Some of the medicines used in the treatment of ADHD consist of antidepressants as you can see in the list.


Medications for ADHD are effective for ADHD treatment. However, their strong effects come with the side effects also. ADHD medications are not recommended unless they are not necessary because;

  • Sleeping disorder
  • Loss of appetite
  • Losing healthy eating habits
  • Sickness like stomachache and headache
  • Even some children may have a variety of habit spasm (such as meaningless blinking or periodic cheek or lip muscle contraction)

Such side effects are observed. Parents are worried about the use of medication in the treatment of ADHD in children because sleeping and eating disorders are the most important ones among the side effects we just mentioned and are the most difficult to get over. Families who want to protect their children from such side effects can be directed to alternative medicine. However, ADHD is not a general problem to overcome with herbal treatment because it may require several cognitive therapies. Herbal treatment methods for ADHD cannot be the main treatment; it can be only a help for the treatment process.


The most effective method for medication free ADHD treatment is doing regular exercises. These are mostly exercises for the brain together with physical exercises.

Brain Exercises for ADHD treatment

Brain exercises are required in order to protect brain functions (eg attention and concentration) just like physical exercises. Of course, we use our brain in our daily life and all the things we do are kind of an exercise for the brain. However, if you are suffering from ADHD, then you need to be more careful and selective about brain exercises. Various riddles, puzzles and games play an active role in ADHD treatment. The best method is to perform the MentalUP Brain Exercise Games for a certain period of time in a day. You can subscribe and try the FREE trial. In this process MentalUP will provide you very important statistics about the level of your attention.

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MentalUP provides attention and concentration development in children and also it is a formal PEDAGOGICAL PRODUCT as it supports verbal, mathematical, and visual intelligence development in children. MentalUP brain exercise games which have many positive effects on the success of the children at schools are in the course curriculum of many private schools.

ADHD Treatment with Physical Exercises

As physical exercises increase the heart rhythm, the blood flow to the brain also accelerates. So, more oxygen is carried to the brain. In physical exercises, hormone secretion becomes healthier; correspondingly it promotes the growth and development of brain cells. Therefore, we can say that various sport activities are one of the methods for ADHD treatment without medication. Participation in various sport activities is also recommended for ADHD treatment because it will be more effective for using body energy correctly for the treatment of ADHD child.


The methods for ADHD treatment with or without medications are divided into 3 categories

  • Ritalin, Concerta, Adderal, Clonidine, Pemoline, Carbamazepine can be prescribed as ADHD medication by a specialist physician. The period of drug treatment changes according to the people. Medications may have several side effects in children. (ADHD medication is not recommended / prescribed unless it is required)
  • By doing regular attention exercises, or more commonly called exercises for the brain, you would avoid attention problems and receive the ADHD treatment without medication. MentalUP Brain Exercise Games are PEDAGOGICAL product especially designed for this purpose.
  • By doing physical exercises, we can keep our brain fit and increase the functioning of the brain. This provides developing attention and concentration ability of an individual. It could be encouraged to support participation of children and adults to some sport activities.

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What Causes ADHD in Children?

Having problems in some of the sensory organs, genetic factors, lack of motivation, inconsistent sleeping, and irregular nutrition cause ADHD in children.

ADHD Symptoms in Children:

Being over active, talking and asking questions more than their peers can be considered as a sign of ADHD symptoms in children. Some behaviour of hyperactive kids may damage themselves. We frequently see some stories about hyperactive kids who are climbing to the furniture at home. At least one of the methods, with or without medication, for the treatment of ADHD child should definitely be preferred. For the treatment of ADHD child with medications you need a specialist to guide you and also you should be supported with medication-free exercises.

Hyperactivity in Babies:

It is a process that is hard to diagnose and observers. Hyperactivity in babies can be observed as excessive hand-arm- leg movements.

Taking Medication for ADHD in Adults

Adults may prefer to use medicine for ADHD before some important processes like exams. First of all, we should remind you that this method is not healthy and also if it is needed to use medicine for ADHD, it should be under a specialist control. In our next article, we will mention about this topic in more detail.

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