Essential oils can help ease symptoms of ADHD

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Essential Oils Can Help Ease Symptoms of ADHD 3

by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

About 11 percent of U.S. children (or 6.4 million) have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),1 which is characterized by a pattern of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity that interferes with learning, daily functioning and relationships. Rates of diagnosis have been increasing by about 5 percent a year.2

Among very young children (ages 2 to 5 years), behavioral therapy is the first-line treatment recommended for ADHD, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). However, data from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that about half of preschoolers with ADHD were taking medication, and 1 in 4 were being treated only with medication.Further, only half of 4- to 5-year-olds with ADHD received behavior therapy, despite it being the recommended go-to treatment. By age 6, the so-called “best practice guidelines” for ADHD include…

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