Complementary medicines for ASD and ADHD

by Dr Ursula Werneke


Last updated: June 2019


Many parents and carers try their children on complementary alternative medicines (CAMs). This module provides you with the clinical skills you need to manage CAM requests successfully.


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Please note: A selection of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), their purported uses and evidence for effectiveness is given in:


Appendix I: look-up tables – CAMs frequently used for ADHD and ASD.


You may find it useful to refer to this as you work through the module.



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