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Adult ADHD and alternative treatments

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16kadams
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/11/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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katiedome

Pro

The ability to complete day to day tasks is not always easy for an adult with ADHD. These adults deal with difficulty paying attention, become easily distracted, inability to finish tasks, making careless mistakes, procrastination and disorganization. Medication to help in treating these symptoms can cause symptoms and reactions of their own that are not ideal. Research has sown that alternative therapies such as Meta-cognitive therapy, coaching therapy, and nutrition can be very effective in treating symptoms. Should medication be the answer or are alternative treatments the way to go?
16kadams

Con

In the realm of medicine, 'alternative' is defined as a treatment not commonly acknowledged by the medical community. As the Oxford dictionary observes, "Of or relating to behavior that is considered unconventional and is often seen as a challenge to traditional norms" -- http://www.oxforddictionaries.com...

What is acknowledged my the medical community?
(1) Stimulants. These are extremely effective and have not been found to be dangerous. They are effective 75 - 90% of the time
http://europepmc.org...
(2) Diets. Although diets are generally not enough to treat ADHD, they can have some effect.
(3) Therapy. Therapy has been found to help cope with changing behavior and decreasing any destructive behavior from ADHD.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov...

My opponent must find an alternative treatment that works in *adults*.

It should be noted "Publications on alternative treatments for ADHD are sparse in the peer-reviewed literature but abound in the popular press and on the Internet." -- http://www.sciencedirect.com...

There is no good evidence in favor of alternative treatment, and modern medical techniques seem to be effective.
Debate Round No. 1
katiedome

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16kadams

Con

I hope my opponent makes an appearance next round.
Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Bahamute619 2 years ago
Bahamute619
Yeah what is Pro's standpoint?
Posted by Fartbubble 2 years ago
Fartbubble
Wait, so Pro agrees to alternative treatments?
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct: FF by Pro. Arguments: Con rebuts Pro's arguments and his own are dropped. Sources: Con used sources, Pro did not.
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Reasons for voting decision: RFD: Pro has lost conduct for FF. Con has a much more in depth argument, dealt with Pros arguments, and had all his own arguments dropped, therefore Pro gets Arguments. Con was the only one with sources, including NIMH and Oxford, and thus gets Sources. I don't award S&G.
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