Kost og Idræt til behandling af børn med ADHD

Michala Lykke Thorsdal-Hjeds, Kira Lund, Fenja Sidse Rudkjøbing Elling & Sif Hummelgaard Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Ritalin is the most common medication used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and figures show a radical increase in the production of this particular drug within the last decade, leading to the conclusion that more people - especially children showing erratic behavior - are being diagnosed with ADHD and treated for it medically. In opposition to this development of medicating an increasing number of children, this report focuses upon diet and exercise as alternative methods in treating children diagnosed with ADHD. Taking a humanistic approach through qualitative methods it is concluded that the effectiveness of reducing symptoms of ADHD through diet and exercise depends upon the individual child. Those children who do benefit will likely be able to reduce their intake of medical drugs or may even avoid medical treatment altogether. Furthermore it is argued that more research is needed for alternative methods to be a more legitimate treatment for ADHD - especially in the medical profession. Parents of children with ADHD however can use each others real life experiences with alternative methods to spread the positive results from using a ‘less scientifically proven’ approach, as this may motivate them to become more active in the treatment of their children, rather than just allowing the professionals to take charge.

UddannelserSundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato16 jun. 2014
VejledereSøren Benedikt Pedersen


  • ADHD
  • Ritalin
  • Nielsen og Jørgensen
  • Anette Bentholm
  • Kost
  • Idræt
  • Alternativ behandling
  • Karen Wistoft
  • Anthony Giddens
  • Fiskeolie
  • Dorthe Damm og Per Hove Thomsen
  • Interview